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Professional Education Newsletter

May 2013

Announcing the First CSRS

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J.J. Mowder-Tinney, PT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT, CSRS

National Stroke Association is pleased to introduce the very first Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS), J.J. Mowder-Tinney. J.J. is an associate professor at Nazareth College in the physical therapy department and has almost 20 years of experience in a multitude of clinical settings, the majority with people with neuromuscular deficits.

Even with J.J.’s impressive experience and background, she still learned from the CSRS seminars. She gained new insights into applying the latest research to her practice. She also appreciated the opportunity for certification. “Passing a test brings legitimacy to the learning and makes you review the coursework, which is shown to improve retention,” she says. J.J. also likes that CSRS is an outward acknowledgement of her commitment to excellence in stroke care. She looks forward to being a part of the growing list of CSRS professionals.

Congrats to J.J.! To learn more about CSRS and to view a list of all the occupational and physical therapists who have recently achieved their certification, visit www.stroke.org/csrs.


FREE Educational Webinar

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Pursuing Perfection in Performance Measurement

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
1 p.m. EDT

A members-only live webinar

Is striving for 100 percent a lofty goal or the right thing to do? Jan Jahnel and Teresa Swanson-Devlin, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and Wende Fedder, Alexian Brothers Health System, will discuss how data can drive care and offer case studies, with tips and tools for performance improvement. Contact Linda Kuhrt to register.

Don’t miss out on this free educational opportunity just because you are not a member!  Visit www.stroke.org/memberships for more information and become a member today!


Learn FAST Through Texting

Get special text messages in May

Our texting campaign aims to increase public awareness of the warning signs of a stroke through text messaging. Sign up and over a 24-hour period, you’ll receive messages to help you learn FAST.

The messages will be sporadic and sudden, just like a stroke. Share the campaign with your patients!

Congress and Stroke

Urge your members of Congress to learn more about stroke by attending our congressional briefing on May 29. It only takes a minute to send them this message. Tell them that stroke is important to you and it should be to them.

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