State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium

Updated:Feb 3,2015
International Stroke Conference 2016, Feb. 16-19, 2016

State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium 

Symposium Description

The State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium is a can’t miss forum designed to provide cutting-edge information for nursing, rehabilitation and other healthcare professionals who treat  patients and families in all phases of stroke treatment from the emergency department through rehabilitation and community integration. This energizing symposium will update and inform the audience about nursing issues along the continuum of stroke care (ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke management, rehabilitation and program development.) The goal of the program is to share innovative best clinical practices that have been developed to optimize patient outcomes throughout the stroke continuum of care. An exciting plenary program and stimulating break-out sessions are planned to meet educational needs for nurses, rehabilitation and healthcare professionals at various levels of skill.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the evidence surrounding hyperacute nursing care policies/strategies
  • Explain how to bridge the divide between nursing and EMS
  • Implement the advances in clinical research including:
         Creating an international stroke nursing research collaboration
         State-of-the-science and best clinical practices in stroke care
  • Define the essentials of standard and advanced clinical practice including:
         Advanced practice in stroke nursing care across the continuum
         Burning and chilling issues in neuro-critical care
  • Discuss rehabilitation and recovery, community integration – the evidence for stroke family caregiver interventions
  • Manage the application of evidence-based practice and quality enhancement including:
         Building and sustaining a telestroke network
         Sharing best practices and lessons learned in the field for stroke certification
         Primary stroke center recertification
         Traversing CSC designation

Nursing at the International Stroke Conference

Nurses are a crucial part of every stage of stroke care. We warmly invite and encourage you to come to the State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium and stay for the exceptional nursing research as well as the general stroke research and education at the International Stroke Conference. Your presence will be valued.

Kyra J Becker, MD, FAHA, Chair, International Stroke Conference Program Committee 2015

Sponsored by the American Heart Association's Stroke Nursing Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing and co-sponsored by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association.