Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs)


01: Hyperacute stroke treatments including thrombolysis and thrombectomy

This module aims to provide an overview of hyperacute treatments including thrombolysis and/or thrombectomy after acute stroke. It is relevant to any healthcare professional involved in any part of the patient’s pathway.

The introduction of thrombolysis and thrombectomy has greatly increased the importance of teamwork. Whilst only part of the content may be directly relevant to your role, for example as a paramedic, nurse or doctor working in the emergency medicine dept, stroke nurse, radiologist or radiographer, the module will ensure you understand the roles of other members of the team, and you can see how your role plays a crucial part in the patient’s pathway.

You will not be able to answer all of the test questions without completing the module. To gain a certificate of completion you will need to answer at least 18 of the 20 questions (90%) correctly.

Throughout the module there are links to additional information and resources. A few of the most relevant are below:

Further training

Online training

Stroke tools/scales

Patient and carer information


Introduction and overview

Module Authors This module has been developed by: Prof Martin Dennis, Professor of Stroke Medicine, The University of Edinburgh Jacqueline...

Case 1: Jimmy

Jimmy is a 58 year man. He is presently unemployed and smokes heavily. He has a family history of ischaemic...

Case 2: Keith

Keith Hughes-Smith is a retired 78 year old married man. His story Keith normally keeps well, but has diabetes and...

Case 3: Angela

Angela Campbell is a 65 year old lady. She lives with her partner, and was previously healthy and well. At...

Case 4: Iain

Iain is an 81 year old, retired joiner who lives independently with his wife, playing golf twice a week. He...

Case 5: Vera

Paramedics arrive in Resus with Vera at 9.50am The paramedics hand over the patient, reporting that they were called at...

The patient experience and conclusion

Before completing this module on hyperacute treatment including thrombolysis and thrombectomy we suggest you listen to John’s experience of having...

Module test

This is the module test for ‘Hyperacute stroke treatments including thrombolysis and thrombectomy’. It is strongly recommended that you work...

Video clips about ROSIER (Recognition Of Stroke In the Emergency Room)

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Page last reviewed: 24 Sep 2020