Clinical guidelines for identifying posterior CVAs

Malcolm Macgregor made this Freedom of Information request to South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

Could you please provide me with any clinical guidelines, policies, procedures, protocols or similar that you have in place for the use by paramedics (including specialist/senior/advanced paramedics etc.) for the identification of posterior-circulation CVAs (strokes).

Further, could you provide me with any clinical guidelines, policies, procedures, protocols or similar that you have in place for the use by paramedics (including specialist/senior/advanced paramedics etc.) for the assessment and management of patients presenting with "vertigo" or "dizziness" as their primary symptom.

Yours faithfully,

Malcolm Macgregor

Information Governance, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Malcolm Macgregor

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding clinical guidelines
which we received on 28 November 2017.

 

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Debbie

 

Debbie Bridge | Information Governance Manager

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

 

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Dear Malcolm Macgregor

 

I refer to our acknowledgement on 28 November 2017 of your request for
information regarding clinical guidelines under the provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act.  We are able to provide the following
information:

 

Information requested Our Response

 
1. Could you please Please find attached file FOI 2367 CG20.pdf
provide me with any
clinical guidelines,  
policies, procedures,
protocols or similar that Clinical guidance for operational staff are derived
you have in place for the from JRCALC 2013 National Guidelines. JRCALC stands
use by paramedics for the Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison
(including Committee which first met in April 1989 at The Royal
specialist/senior/advanced College of Physicians in London. Its role is to
paramedics etc.) for the provide robust clinical speciality advice to
identification of ambulance services. It is the production of its
posterior-circulation CVAs regularly updated UK Ambulance Service Clinical
(strokes). Practice Guidelines for which JRCALC is most
well-known. A copy of the previous version of the
  Guidelines(2006) can be found through this link:
[1]JRCalc 2006
The updated guidance is currently only available
through purchase at:
[2]https://aace.org.uk/clinical-practice-gu...
but may be available at the aforementioned link at a
later date.
2. Could you provide me Please find attached file FOI 2367 CG23.pdf
with any clinical
guidelines, policies,
procedures, protocols or
similar that you have in
place for the use by
paramedics (including
specialist/senior/advanced
paramedics etc.) for the
assessment and management
of patients presenting
with "vertigo" or
"dizziness" as their
primary symptom.

 

 

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Regulations, if you wish to publish or otherwise use this information
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South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Eagle Way

Exeter  EX2 7HY

 

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Regards

 

Debbie

 

Debbie Bridge | Information Governance Manager

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

 

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