Development and initial testing of the stroke rapid-treatment readiness tool

Dai Wai M. Olson, Margueritte Cox, Mark Constable, Gavin W. Britz, Cheryl B. Lin, Louise O. Zimmer, Gregg C. Fonarow, Lee H. Schwamm, Eric D. Peterson

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No instruments are currently available to help health systems identify target areas for reducing door-to-needle times for the administration of intravenous tissue plasminogen activator to eligible patients with ischemic stroke. A 67-item Likert-scale survey was administered by telephone to stroke personnel at 252 U.S. hospitals participating in the "Get With The Guidelines-Stroke" quality improvement program. Factor analysis was used to refine the instrument to a four-factor 29-item instrument that can be used by hospitals to assess their readiness to administer intravenous tissue plasminogen activator within 60 minutes of patient hospital arrival.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-273
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Neuroscience Nursing
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014


  • Acute stroke therapy
  • Intervention
  • Reperfusion
  • TPA
  • Therapy
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Medical–Surgical


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