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Stroke Unit

“Stroke code” i.e. a rapid-response system which improves timeline in delivery of intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) is available in RUBY HALL CLINIC.

A stroke occurs when blood flow is interrupted to part of the brain. Lack of oxygen and nutrients cause brain cell death. Depending on the region of the brain affected, a stroke may cause paralysis, speech impairment, loss of memory and reasoning ability, coma, or death. A stroke also commonly known as called a brain attack or a cerebro vascular accident (CVA).

Risk Factors for Stroke

Age, sex, heredity, predisposing diseases or other medical conditions, use of certain medications, and lifestyle choices.

Stroke Is A Medical Emergency Requiring Immediate Treatment

A person who may have suffered a stroke should be seen in a hospital emergency room without delay. Treatment to break up a blood clot, the major cause of stroke, must begin within four & half hours of the stroke to be effective.

Timely intravenous thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke is associated with better clinical outcome. “Stroke code” (SC) may improve the timeline in delivery of intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA).

Ruby Hall Stroke Unit (NTU)

A NTU is a 6 bedded dedicated, geographically clearly defined area where stroke patients are admitted and managed by a multidisciplinary team (medical, nursing, and therapy staff) who have specialist knowledge, training, and skills in stroke care with well- defined individual tasks, regular interaction with other disciplines, and stroke leadership. We have 24 hrs back up of neurologist & radiologist.

Responsibilities of Stoke Code Team

  • 01Neuro assessment by neuro physician and EMS personnel
  • 01Early diagnostic investigation
  • 01Stroke specific therapeutic intervention
  • 01Start secondary prevention
  • 01Early mobilization
  • 01Rehabilitation process

Audit Table

  Pre code era N=659 Post SC(2015) N=320 Post SC(2016) N=243 Post SC(2017) N=276 2018(first half) N=208
Percentage of patient thrombolysed 6.3% (44) 10.06% (34) 11.52 % (28) 9.4 % (26 ) 6.7 % (14)
Door to physician time(min) 32.93 8.94 5 7.15 6.4
Door to imaging time(min) 58.88 26.84 23 21.3 19
Door to needle time (min) 104.95 67.77 84 48.1 60.71
Percentage of patients , DTN ≤60 mins 15.90% 53% 53.51% 67.51% 57%

An emerging workplace with expanding units, NTU provides the best possible patient care with a fresh environment and with equal amount of energy and money vested by our team.

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Ruby Hall Clinic,

40 Sassoon Road, 1st Floor, Sanghvi Block, Pune 411001

Maharashtra, India

NTU Coordinator
Mobile: 8390304543

In Case of Emergency:
Phone No: 020-66455100
Extn: 5519/5506