Abstract W P350: A Quality Enhancement Project to Capture Actual Weights Prior to Initiation of IV t-PA

@inproceedings{Swearingen2015AbstractWP,
  title={Abstract W P350: A Quality Enhancement Project to Capture Actual Weights Prior to Initiation of IV t-PA},
  author={Natalie Swearingen},
  year={2015}
}
Background/Issues: The AHA/ASA commends the formation of multidisciplinary quality improvement teams in order to achieve high level organization and efficiency in the treatment of acute stroke. Emanuel Medical Center’s process in obtaining weight information was determined by two provider estimations. Historical review of charts revealed over and under dosing of IV tPA. This quality enhancement project was designed to develop a process to capture actual weights prior to the initiation of IV tPA… CONTINUE READING