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Elaine Schneiker, GradDip

Communication Factors Associated with Stroke Identification During Emergency Calls: A Systematic Review

Elaine Schneiker, GradDip, Stephen Ball, PhD, GradDip (GIS), BSc, Teresa Williams, PhD, Kay O'Halloran, PhD, Judith Finn, PhD, MEdSt, GradDipPH, BSc, DipAppSc, RN, RM, ICCert, FACN, FAHA

Aug 28, 2016|AEDR 2016 Vol. 4 Issue 2|Original Research

The first opportunity for prompt identification of a stroke in the prehospital environment often occurs when people telephone for emergency medical services. A better understanding of how callers and dispatchers communicate during emergency calls may assist dispatcher identification of stroke. To conduct a systematic review of the literature to determine communication factors associated with the identification of stroke during emergency calls. Six databases were searched (CINAHL, Cochrane, Embase, Informit, MEDLINE and PsychInfo). To meet...

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