How is stroke retrieval changing?

Flight nurs­es’ abil­i­ty to improve stroke out­comes for rur­al and remote patients will soon improve, thanks to the Aus­tralian Stroke Alliance’s trans­for­ma­tion­al pre­hos­pi­tal retrieval program.

stroke retrieval

The Stroke Alliance aims to shrink a typ­i­cal­ly 3‑tonne hos­pi­tal-based CT scan­ner into a small­er device so an air­borne emer­gency depart­ment can trav­el to the patient. The team is over­see­ing the design, build and inte­gra­tion of world-first, light­weight and portable brain scan­ners that will be placed into air ambu­lances, allow­ing faster diag­no­sis of stroke in any setting.

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