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Improving In-Hospital Stroke through QI Interventions

Original Program Date: Oct. 26, 2010
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour

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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

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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.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact National Stroke Association.


Ethan Cumbler, MD, FACP
Director, Acute Care for the Elderly Service
University of Colorado Denver
Denver, Colorado

Soojin Park, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

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.

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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