Improving Access to Stroke Treatment with Implementation of Wake-Up Unknown Symptom Onset Stroke Protocol (0.17h)

Posted on: October 20th, 2023 by Doctors of Nursing Practice, Inc.
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This educational offering provides 0.17 CEU and was presented in the (categories) track. The course includes a static poster from the presentation originally shared at the 14th National Doctors of Nursing Practice Conference at the Swissotel in Chicago, August 2021.

Oscar Danny Lee, PhD, APRN-CNS, CNE

Bethany Jennings, DNP, APRN,
Oschsner Medical Center
Eileen Creel, PhD, RN,
Southeastern LA University, Retired


  1. Describe the increase rate of thrombolytic therapy by incorporating an additional layer of evaluation within the established acute stroke code process for patients with wake-up stroke (WUS) or unknown symptom onset stroke.
  2. Discuss the establishing a symptom onset timeline for stroke patients is one of the most important aspects of thrombolytic therapy.
  3. Describe how patients who develop acute stroke symptoms can be treated up to 4.5 hours from symptoms onset if all other inclusions/exclusions are met.
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