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

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Overcoming Challenges

Webinar Three in a three-part series

Original Event: Dec. 13, 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
Overcoming Challenges will address:

  • Identifying obstacles in licensing, credentialing, privileging, medical and legal issues and practicing across state lines
  • Tools to maintain and sustain a telestroke network
  • Getting buy-in from clinicians and administrative leadership and providers
  • Educating staff
  • Identifying and engaging champions and stakeholders
  • How to keep hub and spoke partners engaged
  • How to combat the fatigue factor
  • Technology issues including cost of ongoing maintenance and human resources

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

  • Identify and address existing obstacles to telestroke network implementation
  • Discuss key components to maintaining the logistical and/or operational sustainability of a telestroke network
  • Summarize methods to acquire, educate and maintain telestroke team members
  • Discuss telestroke technology and its issues

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
  Jeffrey A. Switzer, DO
Associate Professor of Neurology
Medical College of Georgia
Atlanta, GA

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.
Jeffrey A. Switzer, DO   Research Support: Genentech, Inc., Lundbeck; Local Primary Investigator: NIH NINDS grant.

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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