Target: Stroke - The Challenge and How We Answer It

Updated:Sep 29,2014

Outcomes for acute ischemic stroke patients depend in large part on how and when the patient is treated. Since 2010, the Target: Stroke initiative has been helping hospitals improve stroke care by eliminating treatment delays for people who suffer ischemic strokes.
 
A recent study demonstrates the impact of Target: Stroke on:
1.       Care: 18,238 more patients treated with tPA
2.       Clinical Outcomes: 977 lives saved
3.       Quality of Life: 5,883 patients reduced their long-term disability
 
View our new Target: Stroke infographic to learn more.
 
Introducing Target: Stroke Phase II
Target: Stroke Phase II aims to provide tPA to eligible patients with acute ischemic stroke in a timely fashion. The national goals of Target: Stroke Phase II are:
  • Primary Goal: Achieve Door-to-Needle Times within 60 minutes in 75% or more of acute ischemic stroke patients treated with IV tPA.
  • Secondary Goal: Achieve Door-to-Needle times within 45 minutes in 50% or more of acute ischemic stroke patients treated with IV tPA

Starting in January 2015, your hospital will have an opportunity to be recognized with two new Target: Stroke Honor Roll levels. The existing and new Target: Stroke Honor Roll Levels will include:

  • Target: Stroke Honor Roll: Time to thrombolytic therapy within 60 minutes in 50% or more of acute ischemic stroke patients treated with IV tPA (current criteria and same volume thresholds).
  • New Target: Stroke Honor Roll-Elite: Time to thrombolytic therapy within 60 minutes in 75% or more of acute ischemic stroke patients treated with IV tPA (current criteria and same volume thresholds).
  • New Target: Stroke Honor Roll-Elite Plus: Time to thrombolytic therapy within 60 minutes in 75% or more of acute ischemic stroke patients treated with IV tPA AND door-to-needle time within 45 minutes in 50% of acute ischemic stroke patients treated with IV tPA (current criteria and same volume thresholds). 
Register for our Target: Stroke Phase II webinar to learn more about the new goals and award levels.

More Target: Stroke resources coming soon!


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