Nursing Symposium: Plenary, breakout sessions cover various skill levels

0112-Nursing SymposiumLearn about the latest innovative practices in the stroke continuum of care Tuesday, Feb. 16, during the State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium at ISC 2016. The daylong symposium will feature a plenary program and four breakout sessions developed for nursing, rehabilitation and healthcare professionals at all skill levels.

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The symposium will present the latest information in the treatment and management of stroke patients from the time they enter the hospital in the emergency department through rehabilitation. Topics will include program development, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke management, the challenges of working with diverse patient populations, patient education, the basics of neuroimaging, strategies for dysphagia and post-discharge follow-up.

The Plenary Session will feature seven presentations throughout the morning. Four speakers will focus on advanced clinical decision-making topics such as confusion in routing emergency stroke patients, triage, interactions within systems of care and consequences of multiple entry points of treatment. The final three speakers will address the challenges of working with younger stroke patients, such as distinguishing unmet needs of patients, maximizing quality of care and personalized rehabilitation.

In the afternoon, four concurrent sessions will be presented simultaneously: 

Stroke Topics among Select Groups presentations

  • Women and Stroke
  • 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, Risk Factors for Stroke among Asian-Americans
  • Contents and the Language on the Web-based Information for Stroke Prevention and Care

Essentials of Standard and Advanced Clinical Practice presentations

  • CT Anatomy & Basics
  • Stroke Pathology
  • Quiz Time — Putting It All Together
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage and Cerebral Aneurysms: How Are We Helping the Patient?
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage: To Operate or Not To Operate?
  • The Care of Patients with Ruptured Intracranial Vascular Malformations
  • Interpreting the Guidelines for Nursing Care of the Patient with Large Hemispheric Infarct

Rehabilitation and Recovery: An Ongoing Process: Community Integration presentations

  • The Need for New Treatment Strategies for Dysphagia and Stroke: A Neurorehabilitation Perspective
  • New Rehabilitation Exercise Interventions for Dysphagia after Stroke: New Innovations, New Outcomes
  • New Dietary Compensatory Strategies for Dysphagia after Stroke
  • Impact of Dysphagia on Social Participation and Quality of Life
  • Movement and Sensory Priming for Individuals with Severe Upper Limb Impairment
  • The Challenge of Developing Effective Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Treatment Trials after Stroke
  • Stroke Rehabilitation Utilizing Brain Computer Interface Technology
  • Post Discharge Care and Navigation Through Telephone Follow-up Calls
  • Depression Screening and Management

Coordination of Care and Strategies for Quality Enhancement presentations

  • WHY: Optimizing Nursing Care in the Neuro Endovascular Suite
  • WHERE: Neuro IR Suite vs. Cardiac Cath Lab
  • WHO: The NICU Nurse in the IR Suite
  • WHAT: Data Collection — Optimizing Outcomes in IR
  • Telestroke — Overview and Getting Started
  • Telestroke — HUB Responsibilities
  • Telestroke — Spoke Responsibilities
  • Telestroke — Forging Strong Relationships and Quality Metrics
  • A Collaboration to Best Practices for Certified Stroke Centers