TITLE

Pharmacy resident participation with a 24-hour multidisciplinary stroke response team

AUTHOR(S)
Pandya, Komal A.; Ruf, Kathryn M.; Winstead, P. Shane; Cook, Aaron M.; Weant, Kyle A.
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;11/15/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 22, p1901
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the use of alteplase, a recombinant tissue plasminogen activator approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, to restrict damage to ischemic stroke patients. It mentions several complications of the therapy which include the bleeding risk, the required intense patient monitoring, and the possibility for major medication errors. Furthermore, the roles of protocol enhancement as well as pharmacy involvement for multidisciplinary stroke response teams are discussed.
ACCESSION #
55041129

 

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