<< Four Evolving Strategies In The Emergent Treatment Of Acute Ischemic Stroke (Stroke CME)

Risk Management Pitfalls For Acute Ischemic Stroke

  1. “I realized that the patient met criteria for thrombolytics, but I was afraid she would have a hemorrhage if I gave thrombolytics, and I would get sued.” There are far more lawsuits filed against emergency physicians for failure to administer thrombolytic therapy than for complications of the treatment. Adherence to a well-developed acute stroke protocol agreed upon by local practice is the best defense in any malpractice scenario.

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