Tools & Resources - Endovascular Reperfusion Alberta (ERA) Project

Cardiovascular Health & Stroke Strategic Clinical NetworkTM

These tools have been developed to provide a concise overview of the work that the ERA stakeholders have done and are currently doing to increase accessibility to endovascular therapy (EVT) provincially.

This includes information, workflows, pathways, and other resources that can be used to inform your teams of the changes that may occur within existing policies and procedures. The contents are robust and your teams may or may not need every item—individual needs vary.

We welcome feedback and suggestions on the information provided. Additionally, any questions or concerns can be directed to the Cardiovascular Health and Stroke Strategic Clinical NetworkTM at:


A list of abbreviations, used in the following documents, can be found at the bottom of the page.


Project Abbreviations 

CSC – Comprehensive Stroke Centre
DTN – Door-to-Needle 
ELC – Emergency Link Centre 
EMS – Emergency Medical Services     
ERA – Endovascular Reperfusion Alberta Project
EVT – Endovascular Therapy/Treatment 
LAMS – Los Angeles Motor Scale
MFR – Medical First Responde

OLMC – Online Medical Control
PSC – Primary Stroke Centre
QuICR – Quality Improvement & Clinical Research 
Alberta Stroke Program 
RAAPID – Referral, Access, Advice, Placement, Information & Destination
STARS – Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service