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Clinical Video Assessment for Stroke - (CVAS)

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The pre-hospital CVAS improves diagnosis of a stroke and reduces treatment times for time-critical interventions such as thrombolysis and thrombectomy when stroke patients are brought to specialist stroke units.  CVAS also offers a new pathway for resolved vascular events, known as transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs), to be referred directly to specialist stroke assessment clinics.

CVAS depends on effective communication between remote stroke specialists and the on-scene ambulance crews to allow for rapid evaluation and shared decision making on the best transfer pathway.

This training programme is designed to introduce the priorities of the CVAS service and equip stroke clinicians to confidently perform CVAS assessments, recognise important presentation patterns and avoid common pitfalls.

The training should take no longer than 20 minutes per session. There will be a short assessment at the end which must be passed to allow the training to be completed.