Fast-ED is a smart phone application designed to assist the pre-hospital provider in the field identification of stroke and in determining stroke severity. The App uses a decision-making algorithm based on stroke severity, qualification for IV Alteplase (tPA), GPS location and time from symptom onset to triage patients to the closest Primary vs. Comprehensive Stroke Center.
Fast-ED is based on the familiar FAST exam commonly used by EMS. Additional assessment tools include testing for eye deviation and neglect (denial). In under a minute a stroke severity score is calculated based on EMS evaluation. A probability scale for large vessel occlusion is determined on a percentage
Mapping software populates the closest state approved stroke centers relevant to current GPS location and recommends appropriate destination based on the time and distance. The main objective is to improve stroke outcomes by decreasing the first medical contact to recanalization and reperfusion times.