State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium 2019

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 care from prevention to treatment in the emergency department through rehabilitation. The symposium will update and inform the audience about nursing issues along the continuum of stroke care (primary and secondary prevention, 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. An exciting plenary program and stimulating breakout sessions are planned to meet educational needs for nurses, rehabilitation and healthcare professionals at various skill levels.

Key takeaways of the nursing symposium include:

  • Explain practical approaches to treat acute ischemic stroke, such as NIHSS and nuances, ICU stroke care, stroke imaging and perfusion scanning, stroke etiology and acute stroke complications
  • Recognize the unexpected twists in the road during stroke recovery, such as sexuality post-stroke, fatigue and driving after stroke and returning to work and caregiver support.
  • Summarize various professional education topics, such as the latest clinically relevant topics and tips from top nurse experts; Boot Camp Training for stroke coordinators; and how to successfully disseminate stroke knowledge, including how to prepare an excellent abstract, outlining what the basic skills of a published author are and how to transform your presentation to publication
  • Describe advances in clinical research, practice and quality improvement, including addressing stroke center issues with quality improvement projects (facilitating timely transfers, optimal management of length of stay, preventing long and short-term readmissions); palliative care and stroke: caring for the whole patient and engaging families early; and using biologic markers to personalize treatment for stroke-related symptoms and outcomes including antibody profiling in stroke, bioenergetics for post-stroke fatigue, and fMRI in post-stroke depression
  • Demonstrate how to facilitate admission, progression and discharge for stroke, such as the nurse’s role in stroke care transitions, the benefits of coordinated stroke care post-hospitalization and infusing technology in rehabilitation and recovery.