The 2017 Australian Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management are now available and largely replace the 2010 New Zealand Stroke Guidelines. These Guidelines were developed with input from New Zealand stroke clinicians including several members of the New Zealand National Stroke Network. The Guidelines focus on scientific evidence to support best practice care and most of what is included in the Australian Guidelines is fully applicable to stroke care in New Zealand.
However, there are a few areas of difference especially as regards models of care and ethnic and culturally specific considerations. Please see the recently published NZMJ article 'Why the new 'living' Australian Stroke Guidelines matter to New Zealand'.
Plain English summary for consumers
Summary of Clinical Guidelines recommendations
Summary of Clinical Guidelines recommendations (2010 vs 2017)
Healthcare professional 2-page summary