THINGS TO CONSIDER
INVOLVE ALL STAKEHOLDERSWhen developing the Cryptogenic Stroke Pathway, it is important to involve all stakeholders involved in the care of the patient.
- Who will champion this effort?
- How is cryptogenic stroke defined at your hospital?
- You have an acute stroke protocol, but do you have aVcryptogenic stroke pathway in place?
- Once a patient is deemed cryptogenic, what is the multidisciplinary pathway, transition of care, and follow-up plan in place for that patient?
Execution of Cryptogenic Stroke Pathway
- Do you have the infrastructure and staff in place to support the implementation?
- What else needs to be developed to support your plan?
- Could this be a quality or process improvement project for your hospital?
- What will you measure in your pathway?
- What is your definition of success?