Can Tho Central General Hospital achieved gold quality certification in stroke treatment

With the criterion “time is brain”, Can Tho Central General Hospital has treated about 2,000 stroke and ischemic patients with optimal emergency procedures, this is a trusted address for people Mekong Delta people.
Can Tho Central General Hospital has just received Gold Quality Standard Certification from the European Stroke Association.

Stroke emergency is a coordination of many specialties: Emergency Department, Stroke Department, Imaging Department, Neurology Department and Neurosurgery Department.

With the criterion “time is the brain”, emergency care for stroke and ischemic stroke is one of the urgent emergencies racing against time to re-open clogged blood vessels.

Smooth coordination between departments plays the most important role to help shorten the time patients receive specific treatment.

Currently, Can Tho Central General Hospital is applying the care process for stroke patients according to the standards of the European Stroke Association, helping to be consistent in the treatment process, increasing the likelihood of successful treatment for patients. patient.

Two specific treatments for ischemic stroke are thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy. The patient’s recovery ability is higher the sooner he or she comes to the hospital for specific treatment.

In 2022, Can Tho Central General Hospital used thrombolytic therapy for about 100 patients, and thrombectomy with mechanical tools for about 135 patients.

According to Dr. Dr. Ha Tan Duc, Head of the Stroke Department, Can Tho Central General Hospital, the gold quality standard in stroke treatment is a measure to know where one stands, a motivation for units to strive for success. strive to improve the quality of treatment for stroke patients.

Currently, Can Tho Central General Hospital has 3 stroke intervention teams along with modern facilities to diagnose and treat stroke, including: 3 CT scan systems, 2 MRI systems including a modern 3.0 Tesla MRI system, 3 DSA systems (digital subtraction angiography systems) used for vascular intervention, so multiple stroke patients can be treated at the same time. emergency hospital.

In order to further improve the quality of stroke treatment, in 2023 the hospital plans to expand the stroke department and establish a stroke center to meet the increasing treatment needs of people in the Delta region. Mekong River.

  • To achieve this certification, the hospital must meet 8 strict criteria: (1) Percentage of stroke and ischemic patients receiving thrombolytic therapy before 60 minutes and before 45 minutes, (2) ) the proportion of stroke and ischemic patients who started cerebrovascular intervention before 120 minutes and before 90 minutes, (3) the rate of recanalization of blocked blood vessels (out of the total number of hospitalized patients), ( 4) proportion of patients with suspected stroke undergoing CT scan (Computed Tomography) or MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), (5) proportion of patients screened for swallowing disorders at the unit, (6) proportion Proportion of ischemic stroke patients receiving antiplatelet therapy upon discharge, (7) proportion of atrial fibrillation patients receiving anticoagulation upon discharge, and (8) proportion of stroke patients receiving treatment treatment in a stroke or intensive care unit.
  • The treatment standards certification program of Stroke Units and Stroke Centers was established in 2007 by the Executive Committee of the European Stroke Association, later developed and maintained by the World Stroke Association. The goal is to establish standards in stroke treatment, improve the quality and consistency of care for stroke patients, and reduce disparities in stroke treatment between countries. To achieve this standard, centers must satisfy a series of strict criteria regarding acute stroke emergency treatment procedures, human training capabilities, diagnostic equipment, and coordination between relevant departments in the field. patient treatment process.

Leta Koelpin

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