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Nurse-Initiated Acute Stroke Care in Emergency Departments: The Triage, Treatment, and Transfer Implementation Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

Middleton, Sandy; Dale, Simeon; Cheung, N Wah; Cadilhac, Dominique; Grimshaw, Jeremy M; Levi, Chris; McInnes, Elizabeth; Considine, Julie; McElDuff, Patrick; Gerraty, Richard; D'Este, Catherine


Background and Purpose— We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention to improve triage, treatment, and transfer for patients with acute stroke admitted to the emergency department (ED). Methods— A pragmatic, blinded, multicenter, parallel group, cluster randomized controlled trial was conducted between July 2013 and September 2016 in 26 Australian EDs with stroke units and tPA (tissue-type plasminogen activator) protocols. Hospitals, stratified by state and tPA volume, were...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Stroke
DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.118.020701


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