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Standards FAQ Details

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Physician Order IV Thrombolytic
Current | May 13, 2009
Q. Can a (Board Certified) Emergency Department physician order IV thrombolytic using the CPGs and clinical protocols without consulting a neurologist or the stroke team?

A. Yes.  However, it is required that Emergency Department physician be knowledgeable of the indications for and contraindications of IV thrombolytic therapy. 

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