Introduction of an acute stroke team: an effective approach to hasten assessment and management of stroke in the emergency department.

@article{Nazir2009IntroductionOA,
  title={Introduction of an acute stroke team: an effective approach to hasten assessment and management of stroke in the emergency department.},
  author={Farhat Nazir and Ioana Petre and Helen M. Dewey},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={21-5}
}
Recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) reduces the combined endpoint of death and disability if given within three hours of onset of ischaemic stroke. However few patients receive rtPA, with delays in in-hospital evaluation and treatment being key barriers to therapy. The Austin Hospital Acute Stroke Team (AST) was introduced with the aim of… CONTINUE READING