When an inpatient strokes more than once during their stay, both occurrences of stroke (providing the strokes are separate events) should be recorded. The dataset will not allow two records to be created for the same person with the same date and time of arrival, this is to ensure duplicate records are not created. In order to capture both events, you should therefore enter the date of arrival for the second stroke as the day after arrival. Time of arrival should remain the same.
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- 1.7: What postcode should I enter for overseas patients or those with no fixed abode?
- 1.9: How do I record a change of diagnosis?
- 1.11: What onset time should be recorded if a patient has a stroke during sleep?
- 1.14: For an inpatient stroke what should I enter as the first ward of admission?
- 2.3: What should be recorded as the patient’s NIHSS score on arrival if they are unconscious or comatose?
- 2.3 & 2.9: Will selecting “not known” for components of NIHSS affect the audit compliance level for my team?
- 2.4: If a patient is scanned as an outpatient and an infarct is detected but is not admitted to hospital until a later date (eg 24 hours or 48 hours later) what should be entered for arrival and scanning date/time?
- 2.4: What happens when a stroke patient has a brain scan at a hospital and is then immediately transferred to another hospital?
- 2.9: What NIHSS score should I enter for ‘What was the patient’s NIHSS score at 24 hours after thrombolysis?’ if the patient died within 24 hours after receiving thrombolysis?
- 3.1: How should I record a patient who was for palliative care in the first 72 hours but whom then recovers?