CODE FAST: a quality improvement initiative to reduce door-to-needle times.

@article{Busby2016CODEFA,
  title={CODE FAST: a quality improvement initiative to reduce door-to-needle times.},
  author={Leslie Busby and Kumiko Owada and Samish Dhungana and Susan A Zimmermann and Victoria Coppola and Rebecca Ruban and Christopher M Horn and Dustin Rochestie and Ahmad Khaldi and Joseph T. Hormes and Rishi K. Gupta},
  journal={Journal of neurointerventional surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={8 7},
  pages={661-4}
}
BACKGROUND Rapid delivery of IV tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) in qualifying patients leads to better clinical outcomes. The American Heart Association has reduced target door-to-needle (DTN) times from 60 to 45 min in the hopes of continued process improvements across institutions. OBJECTIVE To start a quality improvement project called CODE FAST in… CONTINUE READING