Adherence to guidelines by emergency medical services during transport of stroke patients receiving intravenous thrombolytic infusion.

Abstract

BACKGROUND The "drip and ship" paradigm among acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients has resulted in expansion of thrombolytic treatment in patients eligible for intravenous (IV) recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA). It remains controversial whether the settings within the emergency medical services (EMS) transport are adequate for IV rt-PA… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2012.03.018

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