Project Advisor(s)

Dr. Lena Hann

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. About 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke every year. National best practice measures regarding stroke care are promoted through the quality and education department at UnityPoint Health Trinity Medical Center. Trinity’s nurses are encouraged to update their skills at the annual Spring Fling informational fair. Through working with the quality and education department, informational materials regarding the care path of a stroke patient were created and delivered in order to educate nurses about these national best practice measures. This project utilized interpersonal communication models to increase knowledge of multi-departmental roles in the care of a stroke patient as well as daily care best practices. Nurse education materials, including a professional poster, were created to highlight the importance of assuring a competent public and personal health care workforce. Through Spring Fling, nurses were exposed to information in a comfortable environment where they are challenged to continue their education. In this way, these nurse education materials promoted best practices and facilitated education across departments to assure better quality stroke care through creating a more competent workforce.

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The path of stroke care: nurse education materials for UnityPoint Health Trinity Medical Center

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. About 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke every year. National best practice measures regarding stroke care are promoted through the quality and education department at UnityPoint Health Trinity Medical Center. Trinity’s nurses are encouraged to update their skills at the annual Spring Fling informational fair. Through working with the quality and education department, informational materials regarding the care path of a stroke patient were created and delivered in order to educate nurses about these national best practice measures. This project utilized interpersonal communication models to increase knowledge of multi-departmental roles in the care of a stroke patient as well as daily care best practices. Nurse education materials, including a professional poster, were created to highlight the importance of assuring a competent public and personal health care workforce. Through Spring Fling, nurses were exposed to information in a comfortable environment where they are challenged to continue their education. In this way, these nurse education materials promoted best practices and facilitated education across departments to assure better quality stroke care through creating a more competent workforce.