Date Published

September 29, 2016

Updated For

ALS PCS Version ALS PCS Version 5.2


Question: Can you go stroke bypass with the only complaint being a defined onset of confusion?


As per the Paramedic Prompt Card for Acute Stroke Protocol, isolated new onset confusion is not an indication for Patient Redirect or Transport under Stroke Protocol.  There are many more likely medical conditions that would be causing isolated confusion. These patients require transportation to the Emergency Department for appropriate medical evaluation, diagnostic workup, treatment and appropriate disposition.



Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)

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