neurology
Stroke

The protocol that proved a game changer for door-to-needle times at one Qld hospital

A Queensland hospital has dramatically reduced door-to-needle times to 25 minutes by changing the acute management of suspected ischaemic stroke. Presenting latest data at the Stroke 2018 conference in Sydney on 8 August, Dr Darshan Shah, Stroke Consultant at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, said the hospital’s implementation of its own “Code Stroke protocol” in 2016 ...

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