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Arkansas Hospital Reduces Average Door-to-Puncture Time by 58% in 5 Months

Arkansas Hospital Reduces Average Door-to-Puncture Time by 58% in 5 Months

In 5 months, Baptist Health Medical Center - Little Rock reduced their average door-to-puncture time for stroke patients by 58% 

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Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, is an 843-bed medical center and certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. As the largest private not-for-profit hospital in the state of Arkansas, Baptist Health - Little Rock provides comprehensive services using the latest in innovative technology. 

Previously, the stroke team was notified about incoming patients through phone calls and text messages. The operator would use the paging system to activate a code stroke, and then an additional IVR code stroke as needed. Members of the stroke team would receive the page, which contained only the patient’s location, via text or phone call.

Though the system worked on a basic level, Sharon Aureli, RN, BSN, MSN, SCRN, CNOR, RNFA, CNL, and Neuro Program Line Manager at Baptist Health, knew that a more sophisticated communication system could help their teams reduce treatment times. “I always think there’s room for improvement,” she said.

baptist-health-case-study-page-1@600x775In response to a statewide initiative to improve treatment times for time-sensitive emergencies, Baptist Health Medical Center - Little Rock adopted Pulsara to improve communication around STEMI cases. When Aureli discovered this, she secured approval to begin using Pulsara to communicate about stroke patients as well, making Baptist Health - Little Rock one of the first hospitals in the state of Arkansas to do so. 

Instead of delivering a radio report to the hospital, EMS began using Pulsara to start stroke cases in the field. In five months, Baptist Health's stroke team reduced their average door-to-puncture times by 58%. 

Download the case study to learn how Baptist Health Medical Center - Little Rock enhanced their communication with Pulsara and decreased time-to-treatment for their stroke patients.

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