In addition to the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry (AuSCR) data collection programs, we offer two optional modules hospitals can participate in. If your hospital would like to participate in either of these data collection modules, please contact the AuSCR Office to register.
The Emergency Department (ED) module captures data on patients treated for stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) in the ED, and who are transferred to another hospital for further treatment or care. Previously, these patients were ineligible for inclusion in the AuSCR as they were not admitted for acute care, and these hospitals were unable to record treatment for these patients, such as thrombolysis, in the AuSCR.
Click here for a fact sheet on the ED module.
The Stroke Foundation clinical guidelines for stroke management (2017) recommend specific protocols for managing:
- pyrexia (fever),
- glycemic control (blood sugar), and
- dysphagia (swallowing).
While most of the current AuSCR programs collect data on swallow screening and assessment prior to oral intake, we have added specific fever and hyperglycaemia variables to form the Fever, Sugar, Swallow (FeSS) module.
This small dataset (6 new variables, in addition to the 8 swallow variables currently collected) will enable hospitals to gather together data on their performance in following the FeSS guidelines for patients with stroke or TIA. A new FeSS live report has been developed that also enables comparisons with other participating hospitals.
Click here for a fact sheet on the FeSS module.