Stroke Care

Stroke Care Indicators (click on indicator below to learn more)

NA=no cases identified for indicator

Camden average

Brunswick average

Georgia average*

US average*

Number of records reviewed for these indicators during time period 7 cases 82 cases NA NA
Thrombolytic Therapy 0% (1 case) 44% (9 cases) 81% 86%

* Georgia and US average percentages are delayed 6-7 months

 What does this indicator mean?

Thrombolytic Therapy – The percentage (%) of patients diagnosed and treated for ischemic stroke and who arrived at our Emergency Department within 2 hours of their stroke symptoms beginning and receive medication to dissolve blot clots that cause the blockages in blood flow to the brain. To be most effective, stroke patients should receive IV-rtPA within 3 hours of the onset of stroke symptoms. Thus, reducing the time to administration of IV-rtPA in the Emergency Department is critical to providing the best emergency care for stroke patients.