How to set up an Acute Stroke Service by Iris Q. GrunwaldHow to set up an Acute Stroke Service by Iris Q. Grunwald

How to set up an Acute Stroke Service

byIris Q. Grunwald, Klaus Fassbender, Ajay K. Wakhloo

Paperback | January 12, 2012

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Although it is widely recognized that time is of the essence in the management of stroke, there are currently few efficient stroke centers that prospective new centers may emulate. This book offers a concise and practical guide on how to set up and run an acute stroke service tailored to the needs of the individual center as a provider of primary, secondary or tertiary care. All aspects of the subject are tackled. Essential knowledge on current imaging and treatment options is provided and guidance is offered on organizing a site-specific stroke pathway so as to ensure the quickest possible provision of treatment. The authors played an integral part in the development and operation of one of Europe's most successful early stroke centers and also have experience of the factors that can undermine the creation of world-class stroke units. This handbook will be an invaluable source of information for every member of the stroke team.
Professor Iris Quasar Grunwald studied Medicine in Germany and did her residency training in Neurology and Radiology at the Saarland University, where she became Co-director and Associate Professor of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology. She obtained her PhD in Radiology and Neuroradiology and a Master in Health Economics and ...
Title:How to set up an Acute Stroke ServiceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pagesPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642214045

ISBN - 13:9783642214042

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Part I: Understanding your goals: The Why-What and Who: What is Stroke?- Guidelines, Regulations-Sources of supporting information .- Who can support this project.- Simplified steps of the stroke pathway.- Defining your priorities.-. Walking the steps and defining your own pathway and goals on the way.- Bringing your goals into shape.- Examples of treatment pathways.- Specific pathways in special cases.- Modern ConceptsPart II: Planning: Strategic/Business Management.- Who manages your Project.- Project management plan.- Establishing whom and what you need in the stroke pathway.- stablishing your resources (equipment, staff, space).- Budget and time frame.- Risk assessment and Management.Part III: The Team : Setting up a project teamPart IV: Getting started: Work packages.- Examples for Work Groups.Part V: Evaluation: Monitoring Project Performance.- Evaluating your work by monitoring times and outcomes.- Dissemination.- Redefining your goals (e.g. expand service).- Closing remarks.