Improving the Care of Stroke Patients

Kathy Morrison, MSN, RN, CNRN

 

Overview:

Each year, about 795,000 new or recurrent strokes occur in the United States, killing about 150,000 people. This averages out to one stroke every 40 seconds and one stroke death every 3 to 4 minutes. Using an evidence-based quality improvement initiative enhances outcomes for stroke patients.

Purpose/Goal: To provide registered nurses with information on the use of evidence-based practices to improve the quality of care for stroke patients.


Objectives:

1. Describe the types of stroke and risk factors for stroke.
2. Discuss how to use evidence-based practices to improve the quality of care for stroke patients.
3. Explain appropriate management of patients with stroke.


Author:

Kathy Morrison, MSN, RN, CNRN, is the Stroke Program Manager at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She also leads seminars on the topic of excellent stroke care. Previously, she was the Stroke Program Coordinator at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

The planners and author of this CNE activity have disclosed no financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.


Contact Hours: 1.6

Expiration Date: 3/31/2014

 

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Non-Member Price: $20.00

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