Stroke/The Joint Commission

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The Joint Commission Performance Measures

Effective January 1, 2010, certified primary stroke centers must collect and report on eight National Inpatient Hospital Quality Measures for stroke. These measures include:

The Gold Seal of Approval
  • Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis
  • Discharged on antithrombotic therapy
  • Anticoagulation therapy for atrial fibrillation/flutter
  • Thrombolytic therapy administered (or documented reason why it was not given)
  • Antithrombotic therapy by end of hospital day two (or documented reason why it was not given)
  • Discharged on statin medication
  • Stroke education
  • Assessed for rehabilitation

Please access the link below for specific information regarding Primary Stroke Center Certification:

The Joint Commission link - Primary Stroke Center Certification

All of these measures must be documented in EVERY stroke patients chart in order to meet quality standards for Primary Stroke Center Certification through The Joint Commission.