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Triage, treatment and transfer of patients with stroke in emergency department trial (the T3 Trial): a cluster randomised trial protocol

Middleton, Sandy; Levi, Chris; Dale, Simeon; Cheung, N Wah; McInnes, Elizabeth; Considine, Julie; D'Este, Catherine; Cadilhac, Dominique A; Grimshaw, Jeremy; Gerraty, Richard; Craig, Louise; Schadewaldt, Verena; McElduff, Patrick; Fitzgerald, Mark; Quinn, Clare; Cadigan, Greg; Denisenko, Sonia; Longworth, Mark; Ward, Jeanette

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BACKGROUND Internationally recognised evidence-based guidelines recommend appropriate triage of patients with stroke in emergency departments (EDs), administration of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), and proactive management of fever, hyperglycaemia and swallowing before prompt transfer to a stroke unit to maximise outcomes. We aim to evaluate the effectiveness in EDs of a theory-informed, nurse-initiated, intervention to improve multidisciplinary triage, treatment and transfer (T3) of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-10-18
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/146570
Source: Implementation science : IS
DOI: 10.1186/s13012-016-0503-6
Access Rights: Open Access

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