The Development of Stroke Fast Track Screening and Referral Model for Patients at Central Chest Institute of Thailand
Keywords:Screening and Referral Model, Stroke Fast Track
This research and development study is aimed to 1) develop a Stroke Fast Track Screen¬ing and Referral Model and 2) study the effectiveness of the model for patients who have cerebrovascular disease at Central Chest Institute of Thailand. The purposive sample group in this study included 26 professional nurses with at least 1 year of experience working at the Cardiac Care unit. The 2 research tools were: 1) the Stroke Fast Track Screening and Referral Model, 2) the efficiency assessment form for evaluating the developed model.
There were two interested findings. Firstly, the Stroke Fast Track Screening and Referral Model consists of 3 parts: 1.1 signs and symptoms assessment, 1.2 stroke nursing guidelines, and 1.3 fast-track services for acute ischemic stroke patients. Next, 3 points were learned about the effectiveness of the model in implementation. First, after implementation of the model, the knowledge and capability among nurses for screening and referring to the fast track were statistically and significantly higher at the 0.05 level. Secondly, it was found that cerebrovascular patients were referred accurately and rapidly for all treatment procedures, and lastly, nurses showed their abilities to comply with this model appropriately on a very good level.
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