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Professional Education Newsletter

August 2012

Members-only Webinar

Planning for a Successful Transition from Rehab
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m., EDT

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After an overview of the baseline standards, Stroke Workgroup Champion Mary Williams, CTRS, and Acute Rehabilitation Case Manager Graciela Torres, MSW, of Alvarado Hospital in San Diego, will present tips, tools and examples of their best practices for transition through all the phases of rehabilitation. Contact Linda Kuhrt to register.

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Afib Consensus Statement

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The Alliance for Aging Research recently released a new consensus statement written by leading experts in the area of stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (Afib).

The statement provides a standardized approach to assessing moderate- to high-risk patients and determining who should be on an anticoagulant medication. The Alliance also released new survey data revealing that 66 percent of physicians surveyed report that the number of clinical guidelines and tools in this area cause confusion, and 48 percent report that there are too many ambiguities in those guidelines. Additionally, only half of physicians reported being familiar with those guidelines that provide recommendations for assessing and treating the condition. Access the latest Afib treatment guidelines and read the consensus statement.

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Comprehensive Stroke Centers and Best Care Practices

Learn about The Joint Commission’s standards for the new Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) designation in three new webinars. Registration opens in October.

The Guidelines for Comprehensive Stroke Centers
The Joint Commission will provide an overview of this new designation and the required standards, plus the program's mission, goals and objectives, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at noon EDT.

Best Practices for Stroke Care and Becoming a Comprehensive Stroke Center are coming in November and December.

Supported by an independent educational grant from Stryker.

Midwest Series for Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist

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There are still a few spaces left in the first seminars for the only stroke certification for occupational and physical therapists.

The Clinical Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS™) certification consists of a rigorous series of live seminars followed by an online certification examination.

To register for the Midwest series in Naperville, Ill., beginning Sept. 22, or for other locations, go to http://www.rehablab.org/csrs.html.



Support Group Leaders

Refer your stroke survivors and their caregivers to a new webinar on transportation after a stroke. Join Karen Wolf-Branigin from Easter Seals on Aug. 23 at noon EDT.

Register for this webinar


Share Your Expertise

National Stroke Association is always looking for faculty for educational programs. Would you or someone you know be interested in presenting on one of these upcoming topics:

  • Dosage and frequency in stroke rehabilitation therapy
  • Acute interventional management
  • Best care practices for stroke patients
  • Using stroke data for quality improvement
  • Optimizing care beyond the stroke team

Please contact Denise Henasey.

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