For Physicians Only

Stroke Reportable Guidelines

The following are reportable guidelines for stroke patients. Any time there are deviations from the guidelines the physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant must document the reason(s) for that deviation.

All stroke patients must receive:

  • Use of preprinted stroke order sets
  • VTE prophylaxis by the end of hospital day 2
  • Order for rehabilitation services assessment prior to discharge
  • The acute ischemic stroke patients additionally must receive:
  • Antithrombotic medication by end of hospital day 2
  • Lipid panel within 48 hours after hospital arrival
  • Anticoagulation therapy at discharge for patients with history of atrial fibrillation/flutter or history of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
  • Antithrombotic medication on discharge
  • Statin on discharge