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PROGRAM OVERVIEW & OBJECTIVES

 

The Neurosciences Institute at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) and Jefferson Neurosurgical Associates invites you to the fourth annual Stroke Summit. The conference will discuss advances and new technologies in comprehensive stroke and neurological care. Improving patient outcomes for stroke requires a multifaceted approach across the continuum, from the pre-hospital setting up to and including
rehabilitation. The summit is designed to improve the knowledge, competence and performance of healthcare providers engaged in the daily care of patients who suffer from stroke and stroke-related conditions and diseases, in order to prevent a gap in knowledge about existing information and technology.

 

Target Audience

This program is designed for physicians, nurses, allied health providers, pharmacists, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, case managers, radiology technologists and first responders to improve the delivery of care in treating stroke and stroke-related conditions and diseases.

Conference Objectives

At the conclusion of this program participants should be able to:
• Explain acute treatment options available in the Comprehensive Stroke Center setting.
• Identify updates on best practice in the emergency room setting for the acute stroke patient.
• Define the benefits of implementing a teleneurology program in the acute hospital setting.
• Recognize the expanding role of the stroke nurse and stroke advanced practicing nurse across the continuum.


STATEMENT OF NEED

Ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke therapy is a complex and constantly changing field of medicine that incorporates specialists from many different backgrounds. State of the art management of stroke patients requires an efficient and coordinated team of EMS personnel, nurses and physicians using the latest treatment algorithms. The team of experts involved in stroke care includes specialists from neurosurgery, neurology, neuroradiology, emergency medicine, primary care and critical care medicine. As neuroscientists develop safer and more effective treatments for stroke patients, it is crucial that all practitioners who see patients with ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke be updated on the latest advancements in the field.