2015 Stroke Presentations
June 26, 2015
The purpose of this study was to evaluate safety and outcome of mobilizing patients to their functional ability within 24 hours of receiving thrombolytic therapy (IV tPA) for stroke at two Primary Stroke Centers.
The purpose of this study was to assess performance of the Providence Bedside Swallow Screening Tool (BSS) by reviewing pre- and post-implementation hospital-acquired pneumonia rates, length of stay (LOS), disposition and mortality of our stroke patient population.
There is a well-documented “weekend effect” of slower door-to-needle times for thrombolysis for acute ischemic strokes, compared to weekdays, ostensibly due to the absence of in-person vascular neurologists during evening and weekend hours.
We hypothesized that patients with lower stroke scales would have longer door to needle times (DNT), in addition to other time dependent measures, compared to patients with higher stroke scales because emergency rooms more readily start a stroke alert with more severe symptoms.