Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

AHA/ASA Get With the Guidelines program extends to United Arab Emirates

Not helpful because this doesn't measure and report on results.
This doesn't have the hospital measuring results, they are just having the medical professionals check off that they have gone through the correct processes and procedures. You could have 100% accuracy in the guidelines and still die, success for the doctor, failure for you.  Too bad. 
Guidelines here: You can see how this is nothing to be impressed about. This is all indirect action, not results.
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthcareResearch/GetWithTheGuidelinesHFStrokeResus/GetWithTheGuidelinesStrokeHomePage/Get-With-The-Guidelines-Stroke-Overview_UCM_308021_Article.jsp

AHA/ASA Get With the Guidelines program extends to United Arab Emirates

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association announced the expansion of the Get With the Guidelines Program to the United Arab Emirates.

The program will provide consultation on quality improvement, workshops and guideline-based webinars to both public and private hospitals, according to a press release issued by the associations.
“The global expansion of our Get With the Guidelines program is the next step in our journey towards fulfilling the goal to build healthier lives, free of [CVD] and stroke,” Sidney C. Smith, Jr. MD, FACC, FAHA, FESC, past president of the AHA and professor of medicine at the Heart and Vascular Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said in a press release. “In the 15 years since we introduced the program in the U.S., Get With the Guidelines has proven its efficacy in transforming patient care and has improved patient outcomes, lowered health care costs due to reduced readmission and increased efficiency and effectiveness across the continuum of care.”

While variations of the program exist in 160 hospitals across China and Brazil, the expansion to the UAE marks the first time the program is available on a subscription basis outside of North America, according to the release.
The process enables hospitals and providers learn best practices, translate guidelines to everyday care and report the results, according to the release. The AHA’s interactive Patient Management Tool is used to collect data and report feedback online.
“The Emirates Cardiac Society is pleased to support the [AHA] as it expands this evidence-based program to the UAE,” Abdullah Shehab, MBChB, DipMEd, MMEd, PhD, CCST, FACP, FRCP, FESC, FACC, FSCAI, president of the Emirates Cardiac Society, said in the release. “As the country looks to position itself at the forefront of health care provision in the region, it’s critical that we bring the right tools that will help curb the effects of the noncommunicable diseases — especially CVD — and improve outcomes for both patients and providers. We’re confident that Get With the Guidelines will play a key role in improving the health of our community.”

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