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Strategy to a 5-minute Door-to-needle Time

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Strategy to a 5-minute Door-to-needle TimeProgram Date: June 18, 2014

Estimated Time: 1 hour


This activity is jointly sponsored by Medical Education Resources and National Stroke Association.

Accreditation for this program has expired. This program is for informational purposes.

Program Overview

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

Target Audience

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
     
  • INI Comprehensive Stroke Center
    OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
    Peoria, Illinois

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest

Medical Education Resources ensures balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, Medical Education Resources identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Medical Education Resources resolves conflicts to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported or used in a CME activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis. Medical Education Resources is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not the business interest of a commercial interest.

Faculty Disclosures

The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this CME activity:

Name of Faculty Reported Financial Relationship
David Wang, DO, FAAN  Speaker's Bureau - BI &BMS
Sarah Parker, MD   No financial relationships to disclose
Deepak Nair, MD Speaker's Bureau – Genentech
Jan Jahnel, RN, CNRN   No financial relationships to disclose
Teresa Swanson-Devlin, CNRN  No financial relationships to disclose
Clayton McNeil, Research Data Analyst  No financial relationships to disclose

The content managers reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:

Name of Content Managers Reported Financial Relationship
Denise Taylor, National Stroke Association No financial relationships to disclose
MER content managers No financial relationships to disclose

System requirements:

PC-based attendees—Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista or newer.
Macintosh®-based attendees—Required: Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer.

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For questions regarding this activity, please contact us at professionaled@stroke.org or Medical Education Resources at info@cmepartner.org.

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