Pharmacy resident participation with a 24-hour multidisciplinary stroke response team

Pandya, Komal A.; Ruf, Kathryn M.; Winstead, P. Shane; Cook, Aaron M.; Weant, Kyle A.
November 2010
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;11/15/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 22, p1901
Academic Journal
The article reports on the use of alteplase, a recombinant tissue plasminogen activator approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, to restrict damage to ischemic stroke patients. It mentions several complications of the therapy which include the bleeding risk, the required intense patient monitoring, and the possibility for major medication errors. Furthermore, the roles of protocol enhancement as well as pharmacy involvement for multidisciplinary stroke response teams are discussed.


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