AuSCR News March 2020

PAH QIThe Princess Alexandra Hospital has implemented a successful quality improvement initiative to measure and document the NIHSS* for the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry (AuSCR).

They have achieved great success embedding these practices, with a 22% increase in recording NIHSS after endovascular clot retrieval (ECR) for ischaemic stroke.

Katherine Jaques (pictured here) recently presented her work on this project at the International Stroke Conference, 2020.

* The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) is a tool to help clinicians assess the severity of a stroke.