Training for EMS Providers – The Ontario Paramedic Prompt Card for Acute Stroke Protocol now includes the addition of the Los Angeles Motor Scale (LAMS) to assist in identifying a large vessel occlusion (LVO). These changes took effect January 11th, 2021. The Cerebrovascular Accident Standard and Acute Stroke Bypass Protocol were updated in March 2023.
Emergency Departments within CESN are implementing ACT-FAST as a screening tool for LVO. A toolkit has been developed to support training in ACT-FAST.