This project will use an external remote facilitation strategy to support Australian and New Zealand stroke units and stroke services to implement the FeSS Protocols when caring for patients with acute stroke. This is especially important in rural and remote areas where patients are at increased risk for stroke.1

More hospitals using these evidence-based, guideline recommended FeSS Protocols will result in better patient outcomes after stroke.

To learn more about the QASC Australasia trial, please watch the four minute video below:

If you would like to participate in the QASC Australasia trial, please register your interest by emailing

  1. Stroke Foundation. National Stroke Audit – Acute Services Report. 2021. Melbourne, Australia.
  1. Middleton S, Dale S, McElduff B, et al. Translation of nurse-initiated protocols to manage fever, hyperglycaemia and swallowing following stroke across Europe (QASC Europe): A pre-test/post-test implementation study. European Stroke Journal 2022; 0(0): 1-16.
  2. Fasugba O, Dale S, McInnes E, Cadilhac DA, Noetel M, Coughlan K, McElduff B, Kim J, Langley T, Cheung NW, Hill K, Pollnow V, Page K, Sanjuan Menendez E, Neal E, Griffith S, Christie LJ, Slark J, Ranta A, Levi C, Grimshaw J & Middleton S. Evaluating remote facilitation intensity for multi-national translation of nurse-initiated stroke protocols (QASC Australasia): a protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. Implementation Science. 2023;18(1):2.

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