No matter what you think about tPA (alteplase), this is a quick clinical practice summary to consider when you are taking care of your next stroke patient.
We need to closely examine how best to utilize advanced practice providers (APPs) in our ED staffing models. In settings where APPs are treating lower complexity patients, APP coverage does not have a negative impact on clinical quality or patient experience. Authors noted higher APP coverage allowed physicians to see higher acuity cases but did not seem to lower staffing costs.
While we are learning more about COVID-19 each day, it would have been nice to know these clinical and logistical points of interest when it all started. There are many publications about COVID-19, but this paper sought to present 10 lessons learned that were relatively underrepresented in other publications.