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Question: STK-4 IV Thrombolytic Therapy

If a patient qualified for t-PA infusion, but after the bolus injection he experienced worsening vision and further t-PA was stopped, would this be considered administration of t-PA? The patient was never given the actual infusion. He did receive the bolus.


Select "Yes" for IV Thrombolytic Administered. This data element applies only to patients for whom IV thrombolytic was initiated at this hospital within 3 hrs. of Time Last Known Well. IV thrombolytic initiation time refers to the time the thrombolytic bolus / infusion was started.

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Focus area(s): Chart Abstracted Measure Specifications – Clinical, Related Manual - Data Quality Manual
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