Accreditation

Joint Commission stroke certification update

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, November 1, 2009

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Q: Are there additional factors to monitor outside of the required stroke center measures?

Chris Thompson: Yes, there really are some things to monitor in addition to the 10 measures. The first thing you need to do is look at the time frame requirements that are in the standards. Start with your emergency department (ED) processes and make sure you are monitoring door–to-CT scan time, door-to-CT and lab results available, door-to-needle time that means door to when you start your TPA.

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