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Improving In-Hospital Stroke Through Quality Improvement Interventions

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Original Event Date
October 26, 2010


Ethan Cumbler, MD, FACP
University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO

Soojin Park, MD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Debbie Summers, ACNS-BC, CNRN, CCRN
Saint Luke’s Brain and Stroke Institute, Kansas City, MO

Program Overview

National Stroke Association intends to narrow the gap between knowledge and practice with respect to in-hospital stroke. This webinar presents the scope of the in-hospital stroke problem including the barriers to rapid and reliable evaluation and treatment. Panelists identify the pathophysiology of in-hospital strokes and the locations in the hospital where these strokes are most likely to occur. In addition, this webinar provides participants with solutions and resources such as quality-improvement methodology and specialized tools.

For more information on in-hospital stroke, the Optimizing Stroke Care for In-Hospital Strokes: A Team-based Quality Improvement pilot program and its resources and tools, click here.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Define in-hospital stroke as a target for optimizing quality of stroke care
  • Discuss potential strategies for optimizing in-hospital stroke care
  • Identify tools that may be used in improving in-hospital stroke care processes

Recommended Audience

This program is designed for anyone with an interest in improving patient care and outcomes with regard to in-hospital strokes.

Program Materials

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Although the live event of this webinar was accredited, the on-demand version does not have continuing medical education credits (CME and CE) available.


The content and views presented in this educational program are those of the authors and faculty and do not necessarily reflect those of National Stroke Association.

Disclosure Statement

All faculty members participating in medical education programs are expected to disclose any real or perceived conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations. Before the program, all faculty disclosed the existence of any relationship(s) they might have with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products or services to be discussed during their presentation(s).

This program is brought to you by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc. and Penumbra, Inc.


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