CSC 2013

Thank you to those attendees who attended the 1st Annual Comprehensive Stroke Center Workshop!


Program Handouts:

Objectives:

  • Discuss the requisite components proposed by the Brain Attack Coalition and The Joint Commission (TJC) for Hospital Accreditation as a Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC). 

  • Learn to identify institutional gaps in regard to CSC criteria and bridging measures to overcome gaps to meet CSC standards. 

  • Understand the infrastructure and personnel requirements for a CSC, including core services and nursing staff. 

  • Summarize the economics of becoming and maintaining a CSC. 

  • Discuss how to align electronic health records to regulatory and certification requirements. 

  • Review the responsibility of a CSC toward patient education and awareness, building bounds with EMS and referring community hospitals. 

  • Learn alternative routes for stroke center certification beyond TJC at the state level, HFAP and DNV certification. 

Schedule of Events:

7:45 - 8:00 am Registration
8:00 - 8:15 am Welcome 

8:15 am Session 1: Building Blocks of a CSC

  • 8:15 - 8:45 am: CSC Certification Standards & Quality Metrics: From Development to CMS Adoption
  • 8:45 - 9:15 am: Having Who and What it Takes: CSC Personnel and Infrastructure Requirements
  • 9:15 - 9:35 am: Becoming a CSC in a Nonacademic Environment: Challenges and Opportunities
  • 9:35 - 10:05 am: How to Survive and Thrive during the TJC CSC Review
  • 10:05 - 10:30 am: Alternative Routes of Certification Beyond TJC at the State Level, HFAP and DNV Certification
  • 10:30 - 10:45 am: Question & Answer

10:45 - 11:00 am Break

11:00 am Session 2: Advanced Resources at a CSC

  • 11:00 - 11:20 am: Diagnostic Techniques: An Overview of the CSC Imaging Arsenal
  • 11:20 - 11:35 am: Core Services: Neurosurgery
  • 11:35 - 11:50 am: Core Services: Neurointerventional
  • 11:50 - 12:05 pm: Core Services: Neurocritical Care 
  • 12:05 - 12:20 pm: Staff Nursing Requirements for a CSC
  • 12:20 - 12:30 pm: Question & Answer

12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm Session 3: Role and Responsibility of a CSC in the System of Care 

  • 1:30 - 2:00 pm: Defining the "Hub" of a Hub/Spoke System: CSC Community Practice & Research Leadership
  • 2:00 - 2:30 pm: CSC Quality Management Made Real: Establishing Interdisciplinary Ownership for Continuous Improvement
  • 2:30 - 3:00 pm: Quality In = Quality Out: Aligning Electronic Health Records to Regulatory and Certification Requirements
  • 3:00 - 3:15 pm: Question & Answer

3:30 pm Session 4: Measures of Success 

  • 3:30 - 4:00 pm: Meeting CSC Performance Measures
  • 4:00 - 3:30 pm: Metrics, Reporting, Accountability and Outcomes for Stroke Centers
  • 4:30 - 5:00 pm: The Business of Stroke: The Economics of Becoming and Maintaining a CSC
  • 5:00 - 5:15 pm: Question & Answer

5:15 - 5:30 pm Closing Remarks

 

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