Hospital and Telephone Triage

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Debrief - Unknown condition - Possible stroke

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This patient attended with vague symptoms that had come on as he woke up from sleep, so difficult to ascertain what was happening really. Always best to ask generalised questions, ask about chest pain and shortness of breath. As it turned out this patient had this left-sided weakness that could indicate a CVA or a TIA. And sure enough, the patient was FAST positive, with weakness in the upper and lower left-sided limbs and some facial symptoms as well. So this patient would be taken straight through to A&E, hopefully, scanned immediately, providing that the symptoms occurred within the time frame. Always good to remember that the window for treating people with an Ischemic stroke is 3 1/2 hours. Always check your local policies and guidelines.