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Closing The Gaps In Stroke Systems Of Care: The North Carolina Experience In The Post-Acute Realm

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • Other: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Jan 22, 2021
  • Expires: Jan 21, 2024
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
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Cheryl D.  Bushnell Cheryl D. Bushnell, MD, MHS
Professor of Neurology
Vice Chair of Research, Stroke Division Chief
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Needs Statement

According to the Implications for the Organization of Stroke Systems of Care in North America published in 2015.“Stroke systems of care must change to increase timely and equitable access to this therapy. Most urgently, every community must create access to a hospital that can safely and quickly provide intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator and immediately transfer appropriate patients onward to a more capable center as required. Safe and effective therapy in the community setting will be ensured by certification programs, performance measurement, and data entry into registries.” By doing so this will increase patient outcomes and decrease mortality. 

Target Audience

Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Stroke Care and Education Specialists, Nurses, and other healthcare professionals with an interest in stroke care.


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the components of stroke systems of care
  2. Elaborate on the gaps in the system, particularly in the post-acute setting
  3. Discuss the progress made in North Carolina at the state level to address post-acute stroke, with a focus on prevention and community resource


Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA credit: 
This enduring material is designated for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 1 hours of participation.

Faculty Disclosure

Cheryl Bushnell, MD, MHS - Care Directions, LLC - Secretary, Board Member - Ownership

No other speaker, planners or content reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


In collaboration with UK HealthCare/Norton HealthCare - Stroke Care Network.

Attention: Please Read

The Closing The Gaps In Stroke Systems Of Care: The North Carolina Experience In The Post-Acute Realm enduring module is a recording from the live meeting 2020 SCN Summit, dated September 28th, October 1st, 2nd and 6th, 2020. If you claimed credit for this session at the live meeting, you should not claim credit for this module.