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International Mobile Stroke Summit: Transforming Stroke Care Through Innovative Stroke Systems – Cleveland Clinic
May 20, 2016 - May 21, 2016$345
More than 795,000 strokes occur each year in the US and cause significant morbidity and mortality. Improvements in acute stroke management, development of pre-hospital stroke systems of care, mobile stroke units, and modeling best practices for regional, national, and international stroke systems of care, have led to significant advances in care delivery during the past five years. Actual outcomes, however, have not reached those achievable, owing to a variety of factors that include gaps in knowledge, competence, and practice among health care providers. Given the significant morbidity and mortality associated with strokes, education aimed at improving the skills and ability of practitioners to prevent and treat this disorder has the potential to improve outcomes in this large patient population substantially.
This two-day international summit is designed to address important practice gaps through presentations by the internationally-renowned leaders in mobile stroke treatment that will review and analyze the most current developments in research and clinical practice and discuss the implication for clinical practice.
Neurologists, emergency medicine physicians, neurosurgeons, primary care physicians, nurses, physician assistants, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, physical therapists and occupational therapists.
After completing this educational activity, participants will be able to do the following:
- Recognize the importance of decreasing time to thrombolytic treatment and identify novel strategies to improve treatment times.
- Assess the development, implementation, and expansion of Mobile Stroke Units in the United States and Internationally.
- Compare different national and international models for stroke systems of care.