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2021 Clinical Stroke Series

clinical stroke series

The series will encompass a diverse range of topics presented by DNV stroke surveyors. Subject matter will include stroke metrics, protocols, NIHSS, mRS, medication management, and much more.

2021 Stroke Clinical Series - Learn Virtually

During Stroke Awareness month we are honored to announce a new learning opportunity - 2021 Clinical Stroke Series. The series will encompass a diverse range of topics presented by DNV stroke surveyors. Subject matter will include stroke metrics, protocols, NIHSS, mRS, medication management, and much more.

Content provided will be applicable to all levels of stroke certified hospitals: Acute Stroke Ready, Primary Stroke, Primary Stroke Plus, and Comprehensive Stroke. Is your stroke program not certified? We still welcome you to attend. 

These one hour sessions will be held virtually, one day a month over a period of 5 months. You have the option to attend one session, all 5 sessions, or any combination of sessions. 

Each session qualifies for 1 continuing education credit. 

The cost to attend if $75 per session, per person or $338 for all 5 sessions, per person. 


Session 1 - June 8, 2021 at 1pm CT

Discovering the Value of NIHSS and the Modified Rankin Scale (mRS) in the Stroke Patient 

Join us for a session where we will review how the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) and the Modified Rankin Scale (mRS) relate to the stroke patient. 

This session is designed to expand the knowledge of the NIHSS and the mRS as they relate to the DNV standards. The session will include a review of the components and scoring system of both the NIHSS and mRS. The presenter will highlight common areas of challenge in meeting the DNV standards related to these scores. 

The session will wrap up with FAQs. Ample time will be allowed to answer participant questions. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Discuss the specific elements that comprise the NIHSS. 
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the components that are utilized to determine the mRS. 
  3. Identify clinician requirements and education needs to be eligible to complete the NIHSS and mRS. 
  4. Describe ways to utilize the NIHSS and mRS to evaluate patient progress.


Session 2 - July 9, 2021 at 1pm CT

Medication Management in Stroke Programs Alteplase, Tenecteplase, Niodipine

The participants in this session will expand their knowledge of alteplase, tenecteplase and nimodipine management in the acute stroke patient as it relates to the DNV stroke standards. The presenter will highlight common areas of challenge when using these medication in the context of the DNV stroke standards. 

The discussion will include medication administration, documentation, and common nonconformances. We will also explore issues related to the individual medications, strategies for improving usage, and suggestions for ongoing compliance and patient safety. 

The session will wrap up with FAQs. Ample time will be allowed to answer participant questions.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Describe essential elements of medication management in all stroke programs. 
  2. Identify risk areas in the stroke program as it relates to medication administration. 
  3. Verify medication compliance/noncompliance as related to alteplase, tenecteplase and nimodipine administration. 
  4. Have a better understanding of what the stroke surveyor is reviewing regarding the administration, practice and documentation of these medications. 

Session 3 - August 3, 2021 at 1pm CT 

Solving the Mystery of the Numbers and Data! 

Join us for a session which will take you on a journey through the DNV Stroke Center Certification Metrics to solve the mystery of the data and how it can improve patient care! 

The content will address stroke metrics for all levels of certification including Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals, Primary Stroke Centers, Primary Stroke Centers Plus, and Comprehensive Stroke Centers. Metrics will be reviewed for the following: Measurement, obtaining the data, operationalizing the data for process improvement, and how to share the data with DNV surveyors. For hospitals that participate in Get With The Guidelines, there will be time for discussion on data crosswalks comparing DNV with GWTG data and metrics. 

The session will wrap up with FAQs. Ample time will be allowed to answer participant questions. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Discuss DNV metric requirements for each of the four levels of stroke certification, including all QM.7 and QM.9 metrics. 
  2. Cite examples of ways that metric data directly impacts and improves stroke patient outcomes. 
  3. Identify various methods to obtain the required stroke certification metrics. 
  4. Define specific data elements for each metric and how to present it effectively. 
  5. List ways to analyze the data and to operationalize it in your organization.

Session 4 - September 1, 2021 at 1pm CT

Stroke Protocols: How, Who, When, and Why?

This session will dive into how to utilize evidence-based guidelines to implement stroke protocols and order sets. We will examine who needs these protocols, when these protocols should be implemented (in the ED, inpatient, or with transfers), and why these protocols and order sets are important in the care of the stroke population. 

We will discuss the required elements of protocols and order sets for all levels of the certification programs: Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals, Primary Stroke Centers, Primary Stroke Centers Plus, and Comprehensive Stroke Centers. These will be outlined for rapid use in identifying and evaluating stroke patients in the ED, inpatient/procedural areas, and stroke units. 

The session will wrap up with FAQs. Ample time will be allowed to answer participant questions. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Discuss organizations that have evidenced-based literature to facilitate creating the protocols. 
  2. How these protocols can allow nursing and others to drive decisions in the area of the stroke patient. (intervene or notify). 
  3. Identify who needs to create these protocols and how this impacts patient care. 
  4. Understand why protocols improve patient outcomes; how they provide nursing and providers evidenced-based information to use in the care of the stroke population.

Session 5 - October 6, 2021 at 1pm CT

Hemorrhagic Strokes - Understanding Stroke Program Certification Requirements

Join us for a session that will review how the hemorrhagic stroke patient is identified and managed in your stroke program. 

This course is designed to explore management of the hemorrhagic stroke patient as it relates to the DNV standards. The course will include a review of the phases of hemorrhagic stroke severity score. The presenter will highlight common areas of challenge in the DNV standards. 

The session will wrap up with FAQs. Ample time will be allowed to answer participant questions. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Identify hemorrhagic strokes management, which is a necessary element of a stroke program. 
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the components of the hemorrhagic stroke severity scores. 
  3. Differentiate which severity score is required for specific hemorrhagic types. 
  4. Identify hospital personnel to complete the hemorrhagic severity scores. 
  5. Formulate a plan to educate staff on managing the hemorrhagic stroke patient from ED to inpatient setting. 
  6. Recognize the key components needed in hemorrhagic stroke orders/protocols.

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June 8 - October 6, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:23 PM

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2021 Stroke Clinical Series - Learn Virtually

During Stroke Awareness month we are honored to announce a new learning opportunity - 2021 Clinical Stroke Series. The series will encompass a diverse range of topics presented by DNV stroke surveyors. Subject matter will include stroke metrics, protocols, NIHSS, mRS, medication management, and much more.

Content provided will be applicable to all levels of stroke certified hospitals: Acute Stroke Ready, Primary Stroke, Primary Stroke Plus, and Comprehensive Stroke. Is your stroke program not certified? We still welcome you to attend. 

These one hour sessions will be held virtually, one day a month over a period of 5 months. You have the option to attend one session, all 5 sessions, or any combination of sessions. 

Each session qualifies for 1 continuing education credit. 

The cost to attend if $75 per session, per person or $338 for all 5 sessions, per person. 


Session 1 - June 8, 2021 at 1pm CT

Discovering the Value of NIHSS and the Modified Rankin Scale (mRS) in the Stroke Patient 

Join us for a session where we will review how the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) and the Modified Rankin Scale (mRS) relate to the stroke patient. 

This session is designed to expand the knowledge of the NIHSS and the mRS as they relate to the DNV standards. The session will include a review of the components and scoring system of both the NIHSS and mRS. The presenter will highlight common areas of challenge in meeting the DNV standards related to these scores. 

The session will wrap up with FAQs. Ample time will be allowed to answer participant questions. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Discuss the specific elements that comprise the NIHSS. 
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the components that are utilized to determine the mRS. 
  3. Identify clinician requirements and education needs to be eligible to complete the NIHSS and mRS. 
  4. Describe ways to utilize the NIHSS and mRS to evaluate patient progress.


Session 2 - July 9, 2021 at 1pm CT

Medication Management in Stroke Programs Alteplase, Tenecteplase, Niodipine

The participants in this session will expand their knowledge of alteplase, tenecteplase and nimodipine management in the acute stroke patient as it relates to the DNV stroke standards. The presenter will highlight common areas of challenge when using these medication in the context of the DNV stroke standards. 

The discussion will include medication administration, documentation, and common nonconformances. We will also explore issues related to the individual medications, strategies for improving usage, and suggestions for ongoing compliance and patient safety. 

The session will wrap up with FAQs. Ample time will be allowed to answer participant questions.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Describe essential elements of medication management in all stroke programs. 
  2. Identify risk areas in the stroke program as it relates to medication administration. 
  3. Verify medication compliance/noncompliance as related to alteplase, tenecteplase and nimodipine administration. 
  4. Have a better understanding of what the stroke surveyor is reviewing regarding the administration, practice and documentation of these medications. 

Session 3 - August 3, 2021 at 1pm CT 

Solving the Mystery of the Numbers and Data! 

Join us for a session which will take you on a journey through the DNV Stroke Center Certification Metrics to solve the mystery of the data and how it can improve patient care! 

The content will address stroke metrics for all levels of certification including Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals, Primary Stroke Centers, Primary Stroke Centers Plus, and Comprehensive Stroke Centers. Metrics will be reviewed for the following: Measurement, obtaining the data, operationalizing the data for process improvement, and how to share the data with DNV surveyors. For hospitals that participate in Get With The Guidelines, there will be time for discussion on data crosswalks comparing DNV with GWTG data and metrics. 

The session will wrap up with FAQs. Ample time will be allowed to answer participant questions. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Discuss DNV metric requirements for each of the four levels of stroke certification, including all QM.7 and QM.9 metrics. 
  2. Cite examples of ways that metric data directly impacts and improves stroke patient outcomes. 
  3. Identify various methods to obtain the required stroke certification metrics. 
  4. Define specific data elements for each metric and how to present it effectively. 
  5. List ways to analyze the data and to operationalize it in your organization.

Session 4 - September 1, 2021 at 1pm CT

Stroke Protocols: How, Who, When, and Why?

This session will dive into how to utilize evidence-based guidelines to implement stroke protocols and order sets. We will examine who needs these protocols, when these protocols should be implemented (in the ED, inpatient, or with transfers), and why these protocols and order sets are important in the care of the stroke population. 

We will discuss the required elements of protocols and order sets for all levels of the certification programs: Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals, Primary Stroke Centers, Primary Stroke Centers Plus, and Comprehensive Stroke Centers. These will be outlined for rapid use in identifying and evaluating stroke patients in the ED, inpatient/procedural areas, and stroke units. 

The session will wrap up with FAQs. Ample time will be allowed to answer participant questions. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Discuss organizations that have evidenced-based literature to facilitate creating the protocols. 
  2. How these protocols can allow nursing and others to drive decisions in the area of the stroke patient. (intervene or notify). 
  3. Identify who needs to create these protocols and how this impacts patient care. 
  4. Understand why protocols improve patient outcomes; how they provide nursing and providers evidenced-based information to use in the care of the stroke population.

Session 5 - October 6, 2021 at 1pm CT

Hemorrhagic Strokes - Understanding Stroke Program Certification Requirements

Join us for a session that will review how the hemorrhagic stroke patient is identified and managed in your stroke program. 

This course is designed to explore management of the hemorrhagic stroke patient as it relates to the DNV standards. The course will include a review of the phases of hemorrhagic stroke severity score. The presenter will highlight common areas of challenge in the DNV standards. 

The session will wrap up with FAQs. Ample time will be allowed to answer participant questions. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Identify hemorrhagic strokes management, which is a necessary element of a stroke program. 
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the components of the hemorrhagic stroke severity scores. 
  3. Differentiate which severity score is required for specific hemorrhagic types. 
  4. Identify hospital personnel to complete the hemorrhagic severity scores. 
  5. Formulate a plan to educate staff on managing the hemorrhagic stroke patient from ED to inpatient setting. 
  6. Recognize the key components needed in hemorrhagic stroke orders/protocols.