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Background: There are known regional disparities in treatment rates with thrombolysis and thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke. BEFAST has been implemented in acute stroke protocols to aid in recognition of signs of stroke, but its utility in a rural ED is not well known.
Maine Medical Center
Rural Health, Emergency Medicine, Acute Ischemic Stroke, Screening Tools
Emergency Medicine | Medical Education
Knight, Caroline; Hawkins, Eileen; Merrifield, Hilary; Stein, Laura; and Stein, Robert, "BEFAST Assessment in a Rural Community Hospital – the BIRCH Study" (2023). Costas T. Lambrew Research Retreat 2023. 1.