ED Pathway Stroke Management Process
Intake

Triage nurse identifies patient with known
risk factors
and clinical presentation of stroke

Signs & Symptoms

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Triage nurse identifies clinical presentation of stroke in patient without known risk factors

Signs & Symptoms

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Acuity Assignment
Critical
(purple)
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Patient immediately
proceeds to room
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Supportive Treatment
and Diagnosis
Nursing Protocol
initiated and ED Fellow or Attending to bedside
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Acute
(green)
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Patient proceeds to room
as soon as possible
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Physician team to
bedside to confirm
suspicion of stroke
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MD initiates Epic Order Set
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Disposition
Admit or D/C
Posted: September 2007
Revised: October 2011
Authors: J. Baren, MD, L. Fahringer, RN, B. Ichord, MD, J. Lavelle, MD