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September 2012

Afib Awareness Month

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September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month and National Stroke Association has numerous resources for healthcare professionals.

Managing Atrial Fibrillation to Prevent Stroke is a comprehensive educational initiative jointly sponsored with Heart Rhythm Society. The one-hour accredited virtual grand rounds is now available for viewing. Check it out.

This activity is supported by educational grants from the following companies: Ortho-McNeil, Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., administered by Ortho-McNeil Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC and Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer, Inc.

Members-only Rehab Education

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Live Webinar

Planning for a Successful Transition from Rehab

Wednesday, Sept. 26
11 a.m. EDT

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.

Online Rehab Modules

Take advantage of our online rehab courses. Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery Network (SRN) members receive one free module in the six-module course based on Glen Gillen’s textbook “Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-based Approach.” Exclusive members-only discounts are available for additional rehab modules and courses. For module descriptions, learning objectives and accreditation information, visit www.stroke.org/strokerehab.

Non-members should contact Pat Riley for membership information and non-member module prices.

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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
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, noon EDT.

The Joint Commission will provide an overview of this new designation and the required standards, plus the program's mission, goals and objectives. M.J. Hampel, senior associate director with The Joint Commission, will be the presenter. Registration opens in October.

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.



Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist

The Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS) seminars in Chicago are full. There are still spaces left in the Northeast and West and new locations are coming in 2014.


Updated Guidelines for Oral Antithrombotics

Read the latest report in Stroke.


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Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) Grand Rounds

There are just a few spaces left. Contact Valerie Siebert-Thomas to host a program at your facility.

Supported by an independent educational grant from Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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