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Medication Inclusion Exclusion - IV Thrombolytic Therapy

How can the organization indicate IV Thrombolytic Therapy has been considered for a stroke patient?

If the ischemic stroke patient arrives to the hospital ED within 2 hours of symptom onset (i.e., Time Last Known Well)) and does not receive IV t-PA within 3 hours, then the reason for non-treatment (i.e., Reason for Not Initiating IV Thrombolytic) must be documented by the MD/APN/PA or pharmacist on the day of or day after hospital arrival in order to exclude the case from the STK-4 measure population.  The organization determines where this information is documented.
Last updated on September 09, 2016
Manual: Advanced DSC - Comprehensive Stroke
Chapter: Performance Measurement DSPM

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