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There was a 42% increase in median times for patients receiving alteplase (tPA) within 60 minutes from 48 minutes in Q3FY13 to 68 minutes in Q1FY15. Research indicates every 15 minute delay in stroke treatment, the odds of good outcome decreased by 10%. During two day rapid improvement event team members and content experts used process mapping to identify waste in current state ETC Code Stroke process and determine countermeasures to eliminate waste and improve throughout.
ischemic attack, stroke diagnosis, time factors
Fradette, Melissa and Miller, Jessica, "ETC Code Stroke Improvement" (2016). Nursing Posters. 60.