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Practical Guidance for Building and Sustaining a Telestroke Network
On-demand Webinar Series

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Telestroke Network Fundamentals

Webinar Two in a three-part series

Original Event: Nov. 30, 2011

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Estimated Time to Complete: 1 Hour

Accreditation for this program has expired.

This activity is jointly sponsored by Medical Education Resources and National Stroke Association.

Agenda
Telestroke Network Fundamentals will address:

  • Rationale for building a telestroke network within stroke systems of care—the evidence
  • How to incorporate telestroke in stroke systems of care
  • How to incorporate evidence-based practice guidelines and care pathways
  • Technology options
  • Engaging partners
  • Administrative infrastructure
  • Metrics for use in quality assurance of telestroke network

Learning Objectives
Through participation in this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify best practices to be considered for assessment and management of acute stroke when planning for and developing a telestroke network
  • Identify practical steps to enable progress toward implementing a telestroke solution for optimizing acute stroke care
  • Discuss how to incorporate evidence-based practice guidelines and care pathways into a telestroke network
  • Discuss telestroke technology
  • Discuss what metrics to use when determining performance, outcomes and quality of a telestroke network

Target Audience
This series is designed for stroke center coordinators, medical directors, hospital administrators, neurologists and emergency medicine physicians. The audience may also include other stroke team members.

Faculty

Bart M. Demaerschalk, MD, MSc, FRCP
Professor of Neurology
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Scottsdale, AZ
Brett C. Meyer, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA

Program Materials
The enduring webinar is designed for individual viewing. The posttest and evaluation are electronic and can only be completed by an individual after watching the program. There are no fees for participating in this activity.

This activity is for educational purposes only. Accreditation for this program has expired.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

MER ensures balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all our educational programs. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported or used in a CME activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis. MER is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not the business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:

Name of Faculty   Report Financial Relationship
Bart M. Demaerschalk, MD, MSc, FRCP   Investigator: National Stroke Association sponsored study on telestroke funded by Genentech, Inc.
Brett C. Meyer, MD   Attended a meeting sponsored by Genentech where both travel and accommodations were provided. No honorarium received; Consultant and Speakers’ Bureau: The Medicine’s Company

The content managers reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:

Name of Content Manager   Report Financial Relationship
Denise Henasey   No financial relationships to disclose
Lori Conwell, CCMEP   No financial relationships to disclose

 

System requirements:

PC-based attendees—Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista or newer.
Macintosh®-based attendees—Required: Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer.


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The Practical Guidance for Building and Sustaining a Telestroke Webinar Series is brought to you by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

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