When we think about strokes, we often think of incidents that happen outside of the hospital, which are then treated by health care professionals. But strokes can happen at any time, including in our hospitals’ inpatient units.
At Mount Saint Joseph Hospital, a new inpatient stroke protocol has been implemented to our existing list of stroke protocols. This unique protocol helps identify patients who are having a new stroke and require expedited assessment, investigation and treatment. This particular protocol is inspired by the successful implementation of an inpatient stroke protocol at St. Paul’s Hospital.