Stroke

Innovations

Medical Home for Patients With Disabilities and Chronic Conditions Improves Access and Self-Management Skills, Leading to More Healthy Days, Fewer Hospitalizations 11/04/13

The Courage Kenny Advanced Primary Care Clinic in Golden Valley, MN, provides a primary care medical home (commonly referred to as a “health care home” in Minnesota) to patients with disabilities...

Outpatient Center Evaluates Stable Patients Experiencing Recent Ministroke, Leading to Timely, Comprehensive Care and Lower Costs 12/24/12

Located in a hospital with a primary stroke center, the TIA Rapid Evaluation Center provides a timely, comprehensive evaluation on an outpatient basis of stable patients who have experienced a...

Pharmacy Residents Work 24-Hour Hospital Shifts, Leading to Few Dosing Errors and High Levels of Guideline Adherence 08/25/10

The University of Kentucky Hospital partnered with the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy to establish a program in which postgraduate first- and second-year pharmacy residents work one 24...

Protocols, 24-Hour Neurologist Access, and Ongoing Training Lead to More Patients Receiving Timely Stroke Diagnosis and Treatment 02/22/10

Mary Washington Hospital implemented a comprehensive initiative to enhance stroke care using the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association's Get with the Guidelines...

Nurse-Led Program Increases Provision of Cessation Counseling to Inpatients Who Smoke 09/24/08

With assistance and support from a unit-based nurse champion, stroke unit nurses at Rhode Island Hospital with special training assess the smoking status of patients and encourage those who smoke...

QualityTools

Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk Estimator 09/18/14

The Risk Estimator enables health care providers and patients to estimate 10-year and lifetime risks for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), defined as coronary death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, or fatal or nonfatal stroke, based...

The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard: An Assessment Tool for Employers To Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, and Related Health Conditions 12/10/13

This tool is designed to help employers assess the extent to which they have applied evidence-based health promotion interventions in their worksites to prevent heart disease, stroke, and related conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and...

Monmouth Transient Ischemic Attack and Minor Stroke Rapid Evaluation Center Referral Form 02/08/13

This referral form for emergency physicians or other specialists, helps assess a patient who recently experienced a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or a minor stroke. The form is a first step for assessing patients to determine the best stroke...

The Community Health Worker's Sourcebook: A Training Manual for Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke 08/27/12

This sourcebook serves as an instruction manual for training community health workers and as a reference and a resource for community health workers working with community members in preventing heart disease and stroke. The sourcebook contains a...

Million Hearts™ Toolkits 05/21/12

Million Hearts toolkits were designed to help partners incorporate Million Hearts into their everyday work and enhance their heart disease and stroke prevention efforts. They are available for download and use as individual components or as an...

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