Quality Improvement in Acute Stroke Care: A Teleneurologist's Perspective

March 23, 2022

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.

Target Audience

Emergency Services Physicians

Neurologists

Nurses

Stroke Coordinators

Learning Objectives

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
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
01/11/2022
Course expires: 
03/23/2022
Event starts: 
03/23/2022 - 12:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
03/23/2022 - 1:00pm EDT
Rating: 
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Peer reviewer(s)

Theresa Sevilis, D.O.

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.
Planner(s)

Caitlyn Boyd, MHA, MSN, RN, CPHQ

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.
Speaker(s)

Michelle Boudreau, D.O.

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.
This activity has been submitted to the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses for approval to award contact hours.  The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation
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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Participation
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