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Improving In-Hospital Stroke Through Quality Improvement Interventions Webinar

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Program Date: Oct. 26, 2010

Estimated Time: 1 hour

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

Accreditation for this program has expired. This program is for informational purposes.

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 program and its resources and tools, visit inhospital.

Goals and 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

Target Audience

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

Content Developed and Presented By

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

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

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

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest

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Faculty Disclosures

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

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).

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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