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Professional Education Newsletter

July 2013

New Patient Education Program

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LEAP, the Lifelong Education and Advocacy Program educates stroke survivors and caregivers at your hospital or rehab facility about stroke and more importantly, on how to “rehab” their bodies and minds after a stroke. Research has shown that well-organized, multidisciplinary education improves stroke rehab outcomes.

LEAP helps participants identify stroke causes and impacts and understand recurrent prevention strategies and rehabilitation options. Teach your patients strategies to maximize recovery, including nutrition, medication management and dealing with emotional changes.

All the materials to successfully host LEAP will be online in August.

Register for this webinarJoin us on July 30 at 1 p.m. EDT for a live webinar on marketing the LEAP program.

The program is supported by an educational grant from Allergan, Inc., Genentech, Inc. and Patterson Foundation.


Acute Stroke Treatment: Addressing Missed Opportunities

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Ask the Experts—Aug. 13, 2013, at 1 p.m. EDT

Register today for the opportunity to discuss acute stroke treatment with Kim Bova, RN, Edward Jauch, MD, and David Liebeskind, MD.

Virtual Grand Rounds—Sept. 17, 2013, at 1 p.m. EDT

To further the reach of the grand rounds program, Edward Jauch, MD, and David Liebeskind, MD, will deliver a live webinar. The goal of Acute Stroke Treatment: Addressing Missed Opportunities is to promote the reduction in time to treat and facilitate increased treatment rates for acute ischemic stroke.

Register today.

Both activities are 60 minutes and are accredited for ACCME Category 1 credit and ANCC credit.

The program is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.


Accredited Continuing Education for PTs, OTs and Assistants

Cover of Stroke Rehabilitation textbookAre you looking for a way to maintain your competency level in stroke rehab care? Stroke Center Network (SCN) members receive free access to one of six online, accredited stroke rehab modules and exclusive discounts on other module purchases. The six-module course features content drawn from the evidence-based, peer-reviewed text by Glen Gillen, EdD, OTR/L, BCN, FAOTA, titled Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-based Approach. Each module is valued at 10 contact hours.

For more information, contact Pat Riley at priley@stroke.org or (303) 754-0935.

This continuing education opportunity is jointly sponsored by National Stroke Association and HomeCEUConnection.com.

New Patient Brochure

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Understanding Medicare and How It Works

Download the brochure or call 1-800-STROKES (787-6537) to order. Members will receive samples in the coming weeks.

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