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Regional Emergency Stroke Quick-Response (RESQ) Network: a proposed paradigm of Malaysia stroke care services


Chia, Peck Kee and Mohamad, Nur Afiqah and Inche Mat, Liyana Najwa and Itam @ Ismail, Iskasymar and Yusof Khan, Abdul Hanif Khan and Loh, Wei Chao and Wan Sulaiman, Wan Aliaa and Hoo, Fan Kee and Abdul Rahim, Ezamin and Muda, Ahmad Sobri and Basri, Hamidon (2020) Regional Emergency Stroke Quick-Response (RESQ) Network: a proposed paradigm of Malaysia stroke care services. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 16 (4). 353 - 361. ISSN 2636-9346


Stroke care service in Malaysia is suboptimal despite the fact that it is one of the commonest cause of death. This is due to several limitations, including lack of resources and funding for the stroke care establishment and the management itself. Alternatively, other regions have come up with numerous ways to combat the difficulties in order to provide better stroke care services. We have identified the overwhelming benefits of creating stroke care units, thrombolysis services, and endovascular thrombectomy. For this reason, we designed a Regional Emergency Stroke Quick Response Network (RESQ) based on the needs of the current situation in Malaysia. With a standardised RESQ training, we hope to achieve close-knitted cooperation in between the emergency medical services, emergency department team and the RESQ, which subsequently will create an ideal improvised stroke care units.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: RESQ; Stroke; Thrombolysis; Stroke Care Unit; Malaysia
Depositing User: Mohamad Jefri Mohamed Fauzi
Date Deposited: 18 May 2023 02:05
Last Modified: 18 May 2023 02:05
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/87433
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