State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium

Updated:Jan 21,2016
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:
  • Explain advanced clinical decision making utilizing systems of care
  • Describe young stroke and changing the way we view stroke care in America
  • Discuss stroke topics among select groups including:
    • Women and stroke: clinical practice implications for nurses
    • Substance abuse prevalence in the aging stroke population
    • Narrowing the gap in awareness, symptom recognition, and response time to stroke among non-English speaking minority population
    • Acculturation, access to care, and risk factors for stroke among Asian Americans
    • Contents and the language on the Web-based information for stroke prevention and care
    • Health disparity and health illiteracy among the first generation immigrants
  • Define the essentials of standard and advanced clinical practice including:
    • The basics and beyond of neuroimaging 101
    • The hemorrhagic stroke: current advances and future directions in patient care
    • Interpreting the guidelines for nursing care of the patient with large hemispheric infact
  • Discuss rehabilitation and recovery, community integration including:
    • New strategies for dysphagia after stroke – improving health and quality of life
    • Neural priming for stroke rehabilitation
    • Development of an innovative infrastructure for support of stroke care and stroke bridge clinic
    • Post discharge care and navigation through telephone follow-up calls
    • Depression screening and management
  • Manage the coordination of care and strategies for quality enhancement including:
    • Nursing care in the endovascular suite
    • Telestroke implementation: evolving stroke system relationships
    • Improving your EMR: a collaboration to best practices for certified stroke centers
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 2016

Joint Accreditation Statements

The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 7.00 contact hours

**ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after August 16, 2016.

Disclosure Policy
All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

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.