Avoid Using the Abbreviation "tPA" for Alteplase
More patients will get IV alteplase (Activase)...due to changes in guidelines for treating "ischemic" strokes.
Help optimize treatment with this clot buster.
Continue to treat IV alteplase orders STAT. Joint Commission looks for a door-to-needle time of ≤ 60 minutes...since the patient's chance for a good recovery drops as each minute passes.