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Clinical Pathways promote evidence-based, safe, and high-value care for patients by providing clinical recommendations and standard processes. They are developed by multidisciplinary committees of subject matter experts, informed by a methodical review of available evidence and consensus among committee members.  

Clinical Pathways: 

Additional tools associated with this Clinical Pathway:

Inclusion criteria


  • Patients > 24 months old presenting to Emergency Department having a suspected stroke.

Committee members involved in the development: 

  • M. Files MD | Neurology | Committee chair 
  • C. Tarantino MD | Emergency Medicine | Committee member 
  • J. Rilinger MD | Critical Care Medicine | Committee member 
  • J. Flint MD | Critical Care Medicine | Committee member 
  • R Kahler MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, OCN | Hematology/Oncology/BMT | Committee member
  • E. Bilynsky, BSN, RN, CCRC | Hematology/Oncology/BMT | Committee member
  • E. Spangler, BSN | Apheresis Program | Committee member
  • M. Korth PhD | Developmental and Behavioral Health | Committee Member

EBP Committee Members:

  • T. Glenski, MD, MSHA, FASA | Anesthesiology, Evidence Based Practice | Committee member
  • J. Dusin, MS, RD, LD, CPHQ | Evidence Based Practice | Committee member

Publication dates: 

  • Finalized date: May 2023
  • Next expected revision date: May 2026

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These pathways do not establish a standard of care to be followed in every case. It is recognized that each case is different, and those individuals involved in providing health care are expected to use their judgment in determining what is in the best interests of the patient based on the circumstances existing at the time. It is impossible to anticipate all possible situations that may exist and to prepare a pathway for each. Accordingly, these pathways should guide care with the understanding that departures from them may be required at times.