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Telestroke Steps for Success

Our best-in-class practices help your facility minimize door-to-needle times for stroke patients

EMS PRE-ALERT

5 Mins PTA
  • Advance notification of an incoming stroke patient.

DIRECT BEAM-IN & STROKE LAUNCHPAD

0-10 Mins
  • Our neurologists log into the camera to assess the patient and receive EMS report.
  • Neurologist, ED physician and stroke team first assess the patient and key decisions are made.

ALTEPLASE PRE-MIXING

5-15 Mins
  • Stringent screening process identifies patients most likely to be suffering an ischemic stroke.
  • Alteplase can be mixed and ready to administer as soon as CT results are known.

MOBILE MIXING

5-15 Mins
  • Bedside nurse or pharmacist prepares alteplase directly at the bedside from stroke box containing all necessary items for mixing and administration of alteplase.

TREAT IN CT

15-30 Mins
  • Bring camera to CT control room.
  • Alteplase bolus and drip are started as soon as non-contrast head CT is read as negative.
  • Advanced imaging, if needed, is then continued.