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 lays out what needs to be done to get stroke survivors closer to 100% recovery. 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

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Shoals Hospital Acute Rehab Stroke Program was recently recertified by the Joint Commission.

How fucking stupid do you think we are when you present 'care'  as the best you can do? Come back with your results and then we can see how good you are.  Joint Commission certification tells us nothing about quality results delivered. These are all non-negotiable or get out of the stroke business.
  1. tPA full recovery better than 12%?
  2. Full stroke recovery better than 10%?
  3.  30 day stroke deaths better than your competitors?
https://www.courierjournal.net/news/article_e5cfcf96-aa36-11e8-bde3-dfd499ce90a9.html
MUSCLE SHOALS – Officials at Shoals Hospital announced last week that the Shoals Hospital Acute Rehab Stroke Program was recently recertified by the Joint Commission. A Joint Commission reviewer recently carried out an onsite certification survey. The favorable results and recertification reflect the organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care to individuals recovering from stroke. The survey also verifies J.W. Sommer’s compliance with national stroke-specific care standards. The reviewer noted many positive attributes about the program including:
• The staff is fully engaged and works collaboratively as a team
• The staff promotes a culture of clinical excellence centered around patient safety
• Excellent patient education documentation is distributed by all disciplines
• “Our focus in the J.W. Sommer Rehabilitation Unit is to provide the best care for the rehabilitation patients we are privileged to serve,” said Shoals Hospital CEO, Kidada Hawkins. “We are honored to have this endorsement from the Joint Commission.”
Studies indicate that sixty percent of stroke survivors can benefit from comprehensive rehabilitation. Eighty percent of patients receiving this level of therapy return to their homes, work, active retirement or etc., according to the National Rehabilitation Caucus. The Joint Commission acknowledgment of J.W. Sommer’s continuum of care for stroke offers patients and families peace of mind in knowing they are getting quality stroke care for maximized results.
J.W. Sommer remains the area’s only Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Unit,” Hawkins added. “Congratulations to the leadership of this effort including Medical Director Steve Howell, MD, Unit Administrator Pamela Moore, Stroke Program Coordinator Lauren Carpenter, and Director of Therapeutic Services April Allen.

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