Strategy to a 5-minute Door-to-needle Time
Original Date: June 18, 2014
Faculty from the INI Comprehensive Stroke Center at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois will discuss how barriers, such as lack of systematic cooperation, streamlined processes and concerns of misdiagnoses, lower door-to-needle times. They have created a video that demonstrates the teamwork and streamlined processes that have allowed them to achieve consistently low “door-to-needle” times.
Goals and Learning Objectives
The goal of Strategy to a 5-minute Door-to-needle Time is to evaluate the best stroke care strategies of OSF St Francis in reducing "door-to-needle" time for stroke patients.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Incorporate stroke best practice strategies into their stroke response
- Implement the SMART inclusion and exclusion criteria
- Utilize the 3-question tool
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of neurologists, neuroscience nurses, emergency department physicians and nurses, hospitalists, stroke center coordinators, nurses, hospital administrators, and other healthcare professionals who provide care to stroke patients.
Content Developed and Presented By
David Wang, DO, FAAN
Sarah Parker, MD
Deepak Nair, MD
Teresa Swanson-Devlin, RN, CNRN
Jan Jahnel RN, CNRN
Clayton McNeil, Research Data Analyst
Comprehensive Stroke Center
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
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David Wang, DO, FAAN
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