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. 2020 May 13;STROKEAHA120030340.
doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.030340. Online ahead of print.

Prehospital Triage of Acute Stroke Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Prehospital Triage of Acute Stroke Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mayank Goyal et al. Stroke. .

Abstract

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has broad implications on stroke patient triage. Emergency medical services providers have to ensure timely transfer of patients while minimizing the risk of infectious exposure for themselves, their co-workers, and other patients. This statement paper provides a conceptual framework for acute stroke patient triage and transfer during the COVID-19 pandemic and similar healthcare emergencies in the future.

Keywords: COVID-19; emergencies; pandemics; stroke; triage.

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