Ideal Foundational Requirements for Stroke Program Development and Growth
Published: February 07, 2023
- Currently in the United States (US) there are 4 different levels for hospital stroke center certification.
- Stroke center certification standards provides guidance for process elements but lacks the guidance for structural components such as workforce, staffing and unit operations. The lack of standardized structural components has resulted in heterogeneous (not standardized) service within hospitals credentialed at the same certification level.
- With this lack of consistency in stroke center certification related to structural needs, this scientific statement provides a roadmap for standardized structural guidance by each of the 4 hospital certification levels.
- Commentary: A Blueprint for Building and Sustaining a Stroke Program by Sarah L. Livesay, DNP, APRN, FNCS, FAAN
- Top Things to Know: Ideal Foundational Requirements for Stroke Program Development and Growth
- Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke
- 2022 Guideline for the Management of Patients With Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage
- Care of the Patient With Acute Ischemic Stroke (Prehospital and Acute Phase of Care)
- Care of the Patient With Acute Ischemic Stroke (Endovascular/Intensive Care Unit-Postinterventional Therapy)
- Recommendations for the Establishment of Stroke Systems of Care