Nurses: Take in 3 educational programs

SubArticle2_ladies_largeISC 2015 has expanded its offerings for nurses, who are a crucial part of every stage of stroke care. With the addition of a new Advance Practice Providers Luncheon to the returning State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium and the Nursing and Rehabilitation Professionals Luncheon, nurses will experience outstanding educational programming at ISC.

State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium

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 cover nursing issues along the continuum of stroke care — from ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke management to rehabilitation and program development. Attendees at various skill levels will learn about innovative best clinical practices that have been developed to optimize patient outcomes.

Programming highlights include:

  • Hyperacute Nursing Care Policies/Strategies: What Is the Evidence?
  • Nursing and EMS: Bridging the Great Divide

Concurrent Sessions include:

  • Advances in Clinical Research
  • Creating an International Stroke Nursing Research Collaboration
  • State of the Science and Best Clinical Practices in Stroke Care
  • Essentials of Standard and Advanced Clinical Practice:
    • Advanced Practice Stroke Nursing Care Across the Continuum
    • Burning and Chilling Issues in Neuro Critical Care
  • Rehabilitation and Recovery: An Ongoing Process: Community Integration
    • Stroke Family Caregiver Interventions: Where’s the Evidence?
  • Application of Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Enhancement
    • It’s More Than Technology: Building and Sustaining a Telestroke Network
    • Overview of Stroke Certification: Sharing Best Practices and Lessons Learned in the Field
    • The Road to Primary Stroke Center Recertification
    • Traversing CSC Designation

Nursing and Rehabilitation Professionals Luncheon

Wednesday, Feb. 11

12:10-1:30 p.m.
The Stroke Council’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Professions Committee will host an interdisciplinary Nursing and Rehabilitation Professionals Luncheon. The roundtable will feature discussions on “Cognitive Assessment Tools for the Stroke Patient in the Acute Inpatient Setting;” “Interpreting the Results and Providing Support while in the Hospital” and “Strategies for Patients (and Caregivers) Who Are Discharging to Home.” In addition to nurses, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech/swallowing therapists, physiatrists, neurologists, psychologists and others involved in stroke care are invited to attend. Conference attendees must register for this luncheon. Ticket required. Seating is limited.

NEW! Advance Practice Providers’ Luncheon

Thursday, Feb 12

12:10-1:30 p.m.
The Advance Practice Providers’ Luncheon gives nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and physician assistants an opportunity to network and discuss topics pertinent to advance practice providers in neurology. Supervising physicians are welcome. Conference attendees must register for this luncheon. Ticket required. Seating is limited.

Photo: ©AHA/Todd Buchanan 2014