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Reducing Admissions in Stroke Patients

Regular Price: $20.00
Online CE Expiration: 12/01/2021
1.54 Contact Hours
Presented by Ana

This article will assist nurses in understanding the etiologies and risk factors of stroke to help identify patients who are at risk for readmission before they leave the hospital.

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$20.00
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$15.00

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Course Details

Overview

Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability and mortality and its impact is far-reaching. Stroke death rates in the United States are on the decline, but projections suggest that because of the aging population, prevalence will continue to increase.

Stroke survivors number in the hundreds of thousands each year, many of whom suffer from a variety of poststroke disorders, which can lead to readmission. With approximately 12% of ischemic stroke patients readmitted within 30 days after discharge, readmissions have become a popular targetable outcome measure, and readmission prevention has become a topic of national discussion.

This article will assist nurses in understanding the etiologies and risk factors of stroke to help identify patients who are at risk for readmission before they leave the hospital.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Identify factors that increase the risk of readmission after stroke.
  • Discuss three initiatives designed to reduce readmission after stroke.
  • Describe the nurse’s role in preventing readmission after stroke.

Presented By

Kristen M. Poston, DNP, NP-C
Kristen M. Poston is an instructor at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing in Charleston.

Location Details

The American Nurses Association Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

ANCC Provider Number 0023

ANA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP6178

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