For, 2.11.0 (Was patient referred for intra-arterial intervention for acute stroke?), the answer options will be:
- Yes, accepted at this team
- Yes, accepted at another team
- Yes, but declined
- Not referred
Please answer 'not referred' if the patient was not referred to another team for thrombectomy.
Please answer 'yes, but declined' if the patient was referred for thrombectomy but the referral was not accepted by the thrombectomy performing team (so the patient was not transferred to the thrombectomy performing team).
Please answer 'yes, accepted at another team' if the patient was referred to another team, the referral was accepted, and the patient was transferred to another team.
If you answer 'Yes, accepted at another team', you will be asked to also complete the following questions:
Questions to be answered by first admitting team for transferred patients only
- 2.11.0a Date and time of initial referral for intra-arterial intervention.
- 2.11.0b Date and time ambulance transfer requested.
- 2.11.0c Date and time ambulance departed referring hospital.
- 2.11.0d Was a helicopter used? Y/N
The team performing the thrombectomy will then answer the questions about the thrombectomy procedure.
If a helicopter was used, for 2.11.0b and c (Date and time ambulance transfer requested/Date and time ambulance departed referring hospital), this should be the date and time the helicopter transfer was requested/departed referring hospital).
If the transfer to the thrombectomy team is within 24hrs Q2.11 can be left blank but if the transfer to the thrombectomy team is after 24hrs then 'no' can be answered for Q2.11 and indicate the most appropriate reason for Q2.11a e.g. 'other'.
If the patient was transferred to the thrombectomy performing team but the thrombectomy was not performed, please answer 'Yes, accepted at another team', complete the additional questions and transfer the record to the thrombectomy performing team. The thrombectomy performing team will then record that the thrombectomy was not performed and the reason why in their part of the record.