TITLE

Be sure no eligible patient misses new treatment window for stroke

PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
ED Nursing;Mar2010, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p49
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
You can increase the likelihood that your stroke patient will be eligible for treatment by identifying the time of symptom onset and performing interventions simultaneously. To improve care: • give patients a FAQ sheet to explain why they were ineligible for treatment; • suspect stroke with complaints of dizziness, a ground-level fall, and visual changes; • while the patient is in CT, establish large-bore intravenous access and draw labs; • perform a bedside swallow evaluation during the patient's ED stay.
ACCESSION #
48167881

 

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