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GWTG-Stroke Live Webinar

Target Stroke – Identifying the Winning Strategies That Drive Improvement in Thrombolysis Treatment

Moderator: Mathew Reeves, BVSc  PhD FAHA


Presenters: Eric Smith,  MD MPH FRCP FAHA,  Ying Xian, MD PhD, Lee Schwamm, MD FAHA, Kristen Sandel, MD, Deborah Camp, RN MHA CCM SCRN



1)      Review the rationale, organization, goals, activities, resources and results of the Target Stroke Program.

2)      Understand which of the 10 strategies undertaken by hospitals were the most important in reducing door-to-needle times.

3)      Learn through case examples from individual hospitals that showed the largest improvements in door to needle times


The goal of this stroke session at QCOR 2014 is to review the organization, goals, and interim results of the Target Stroke program and to illustrate with case examples the strategies used by hospitals that had notably improvements in door-to-needle times.  The session will incorporate a live GWTG-Stroke webinar into the QCOR program. The 90-minute session will consist of speakers (both local and distant) followed by a panel discussion. The audience will consist of people attending the QCOR meeting as well as the usual GWTG-Stroke webinar participants who are primarily hospital staff from across the country.  A combination of communication devices – phone, twitter, e-mail, live inter-net based poling will be used to bolster discussion.


Continuing Medical Education Accreditation - Physicians

The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American Heart Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities sponsored by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity.  In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations.  Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.


Continuing Medical Education Accreditation – Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.25 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.


Continuing Medical Education Accreditation – Nurse Practitioners

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Continuing Education Accreditation - Nurses

The American Heart Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 


The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.25 contact hour.

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