Identifying delays occurring in out-of-hours FAST calls causing increasing door-to-treatment time

Kyra O'Dwyer
Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide and is a huge economic burden. The management of stroke is time dependant. Shorter times result in reduced mortality and morbidity. National Guidelines in Ireland suggest a door-to-treatment time of one hour or less from presentation to the emergency department. Despite this recommendation, delays are still occurring for patients accessing timely treatment. This quality improvement project was carried out in a busy North...
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