Quality Improvement in Acute Stroke Care: A Teleneurologist's Perspective
Evidence has shown that the benefits of IV tPA and thrombectomy in acute ischemic stroke are time-dependent. Therefore, AHA guidelines have made certain recommendations regarding door-to-needle and door-to-groin puncture time. Despite this, the majority of acute ischemic patients who receive tPA and thrombectomy are not treated within this time. Stroke quality programs have been shown to improve doo-to-needle and door-to-groin puncture time, thus improving outcomes in the care of acute ischemic stroke. This program will discuss best practices in acute stroke care to assist healthcare professionals and hospital staff in optimizing protocols to improve door-to-needle and door-to-groin puncture times, thus improving patient outcomes after administration of thrombolytics and/or performing thrombectomy.
Emergency Services Physicians
Learner will be able to
- describe best practices in acute stroke care
- outline methods to assist healthcare professionals and staff in optimizing protocols to improve door-to-needle and door-to-groin puncture time
- describe methods to improve patient outcomes after administration of thrombolytics and/or performing thrombectomy
- outline methods to assist stroke coordinators and hospital staff in developing a quality stroke program
Michelle Boudreau, D.O.
Theresa Sevilis, D.O.
Caitlyn Boyd, MHA, MSN, RN, CPHQ
This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, an accredited approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
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- 1.00 Nursing Education Hours
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by American Association of Neuroscience Nurses an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Pharmacology Credit: TeleSpecialists does not issue pharmacology credit. However, specific sessions may be recognized for pharmacology credit by your state nursing board. Contact your state nursing board for further information.
- 1.00 Participation