Core Measure Data as of 4/27/2018
|Performance Measure||FSRMC||Other Comprehensive Stroke Centers||Other Tennessee Hospitals|
|Venous Thrombus Embolism (VTE)
All stroke patients receive treatment to prevent blood clots from forming when confined to bed
|Discharged on Anti-thrombotic Therapy
All ischemic stroke patients should go home on a blood thinner to prevent another stroke
|Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter
All ischemic stroke patients are treated with a strong blood thinner when the patient has an abnormal heart rhythm that could cause blood clots
All acute ischemic stroke patients who arrive to the hospital within 2 hours of their stroke symptoms and tPA (clot busting medication) initiated within 60 minutes of arriving to the hospital
|Anti-thrombotics Received by Hospital Day#2
All ischemic stroke patients are treated with a blood thinner within 2 days after admission to prevent further strokes
|Discharged on a Statin Medication
All ischemic stroke patients are treated with a cholesterol lowering medication to reduce stroke risk
All stroke patients and their families are provided with information about stroke warning signs, stroke risk factors, community resources, medications, following up with your family doctor and the importance of calling 9-1-1
|Assessed for Rehabilitation
All stroke patients are evaluated by either a physical therapist, an occupational therapist or a speech pathologist (Rehabilitation Team) to assess needs for recovering after a stroke
Data Source: American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines stroke database
- Of FSRMC patients treated with tPA, a clot-dissolver, or who underwent a procedure to retrieve a blood clot, 4.3% of patients experienced complications, compared to the national average complication rate of 6%.
- Of the patients diagnosed with asymptomatic carotid artery disease who had a procedure for carotid artery, either a carotid stent or a carotid endarterectomy, 0.0% of patients had complications related to stroke or death in the 30 days following the procedure. This goal for this metric complication rate is less than 3%.
|Stretch Target||Met Target||Below Target|
|99% – 100%||95% – 98%||<95%|
A local man survived the type of stroke that normally kills 80 percent of its victims. He’s doing so well, he just moved to Europe and is enjoying life to its fullest. It’s been three and a half years since Ken Harrawood suffered a stroke. It hit while he was driving to Y-12 for his first day of work with Bechtel. He now lives in Manchester, England.
Adam Hill gets the tools in place for the next life-saving surgery in the interventional radiology lab at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. As lead tech, Hill knows this place like the back of his hand. He never dreamed he’d be a patient receiving treatment here, suffering from a ruptured aneurysm, like so many patients he’s helped treat.
Since recovering from a stroke, Paul DeWitt appreciates simple pleasures that are easily taken for granted. He grasps a cup of coffee. He smiles and laughs. He even appreciates the ability to whistle.