OSF Illinois Neurological Institute

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Stroke Outcomes

 

  • STK-1 VTE Prophylaxis
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    Stroke patients have an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis due to immobility issues. The stroke guidelines recommend all stroke patients be treated during their hospitalization to prevent blood clots . At OSF/INI Comprehensive Stroke Center, we strive for perfection in our care and set our target at 100%.

  • STK-2 Discharged on Antithrombotic Therapy
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    Medications to prevent another stroke are prescribed when the patient leaves the hospital. This measure reflects the eligible patients who received medications at discharge to prevent a second stroke  At OSF/INI Comprehensive Stroke Center, we strive for perfection in our care and set our target at 100%.

  •  STK-3 Anticoagulation Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter
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    Eligible Patients with known atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat) should be discharged on anticoagulation  to prevent additional strokes. At OSF/INI Comprehensive Stroke Center, we strive for perfection in our care and set our target at 100%.     

  • STK-4 Thrombolytic Therapy
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    Percentage of eligible patients that presented within 2 hours of stroke symptoms and received TPA within 60 minutes of arrival to the hospital. At OSF/INI Comprehensive Stroke Center we strive for perfection in our care and set our target at 100%.

  • STK-5 Antithrombotic Therapy By End of Hospital Day 2
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    Medications after a person suffers a stroke are prescribed to prevent another stroke. This is eligible patients that received this medication during their hospitalization by the end of hospital day 2. At OSF/INI Comprehensive Stroke Center, we strive for perfection in our care and set our target at 100%    

  • STK-6 Discharged on Statin Medication
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    Stroke patients may have a risk factor known as high cholesterol. If the cholesterol is elevated, it is recommended that if they are eligible, they should be started on cholesterol-lowering agents at the time of their discharge from the hospital. This is the percentage of eligible patients that received a cholesterol-lowering medication at discharge. At OSF/INI Comprehensive Stroke Center, we strive for perfection in our care and set our target at 100%.

  • STK-8 Stroke Education
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    Patients and/or families should be educated regarding the signs and symptoms of stroke, calling 911 for any signs of stroke, identification and treatment for individual risk factors, new medications to treat stroke and appropriate follow-up care after they leave the hospital.  This is our percentage of  appropriate  patients and/ or families who received written instructions of the required stroke education by discharge. At OSF/INI Comprehensive Stroke Center, we strive for perfection in our care and set our target at 100%.

  • STK-10 Assessed for Rehabilitation
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    Stroke can cause varying types of disabilities. Stroke patients with any type of disability should be assessed by trained rehab staff to determine appropriate treatment for these disabilities. This is our percentage of eligible patients with assessed disability who received rehabilitation services  At OSF/INI Comprehensive Stroke Center, we strive for perfection in our care and set our target at 100%.

  • IV t-PA
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    IV t-PA is the only FDA-approved drug treatment for ischemic stroke. It must be delivered quickly to prevent damage and death to brain cells.  The faster this medication can be delivered, the better chance at limiting the amount of disability caused by a stroke.   There are additional treatments for stroke that our comprehensive stroke team can offer. These too must be done as quickly as possible. That is why we have these treatments and specialists available 24/7. 

     

  • Discharge Outcome
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    This graph represents where our stroke patients went after their hospitalization for stroke.