Clinical Pathway for Mechanical Thrombectomy for Stroke

Description

This document describes the proposed mechanical thrombectomy service for acute stroke for the Wessex region. This guidance is to ensure that patients undergoing this procedure receive the best possible care by:
1. Ensuring that the referring trusts, the ambulance services, the interventional neuroradiologists (INRs) and the stroke physicians in UHS all have a clear understanding of their responsibilities and that there is a clear agreed referral process in place.
2. Providing the details of an agreed and achievable pathway that will minimise delay to treatment.
3. Ensuring there is a clear and timely process of repatriation of patients who have undergone endovascular clot retrieval treatment

Published: March 2019