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2010/2011 Pilot Stroke Education Program Targets Primary Care

National Stroke Association and Discovery Institute of Medical Education collaborated on a pilot stroke education program, Intervening to Prevent Recurrent Stroke that was designed to enhance communication about stroke care follow-up between the hospital and local primary care offices. It also aimed to establish a common, evidence-based framework for managing risk and preventing recurrent stroke in the primary care community. The pilot was an unprecedented opportunity for stroke center hospitals and local primary care offices to communicate more effectively and efficiently about preventing stroke community-wide.

The pilot included accredited primary care office Lunch-n-Learn's hosted by participating stroke center hospitals and an Ask the Experts roundtable for participating hospital and primary care office staff. All pilot participants learn the latest prevention guidelines and evidence-based guidance on treating, monitoring and educating patients about how to reduce recurrent stroke risk.

Participating primary stroke center hospitals:

  • Indian River Medical Center; Vero Beach, Florida
  • OSF St. Joseph Medical Center; Bloomington, Illinois
  • St. Vincent Hospital; Indianapolis, Indiana
  • United Hospital; St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Auttman Hospital; Canton, Ohio
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Intervening to Prevent Recurrent Stroke
Ask the Experts Session

Listen to Dr. Philip Gorelick and Dr. David Willis answer questions regarding recurrent stroke prevention from a March 8, 2011, program. This one-hour session covers topics that include current guidelines on risk factor management, patient follow-up and physician adherence. CME/CE is not available.

Recurrent Stroke Prevention Resources

Professional Education: Find the latest National Stroke Association educational programs on recurrent stroke prevention.

STeps Against Recurrent Stroke (STARS) is a program that focuses on educating and empowering stroke survivors about how -- with a doctor’s help and advice -- to reduce risk for a recurrent stroke by making lifestyle modifications and managing medical conditions that increase stroke risk.

Patient Education:

  • iHOPE and Living After Stroke: Access National Stroke Association's latest online patient education programs designed for stroke survivors and caregivers. Viewers can watch at their own pace about how to manage and cope with recovery, lifestyle and medical issues.
  • StrokeSmart™ Magazine: National Stroke Association’s quarterly magazine, is a perfect addition to your waiting room. Get a free subscription to our magazine that provides inspirational recovery stories and news of important scientific developments.
  • Fact sheets and brochures: National Stroke Association has developed an extensive inventory of downloadable fact sheets and brochures covering topics such as choosing the best stroke rehabilitation provider, discovering your dietary needs, developing coping skills to manage daily living, dealing with emotions and more.

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