All of these resources are provided free to the user and may be distributed to the public without permission. Credit to the Delta States Stroke Network is appreciated.
The DSSN Regional Stroke Burden Report and a Regional Acute Stroke Hospital Survey Report will be posted on the website by the end of 2010.
Delta States Stroke Network Executive Report
This report encompasses a summary of the projects and activities supported by and directed by the DSSN. The report includes a chapter from each of the workgroups, providing targeted recommendations to guide regional and state interventions to reduce the burden of stroke.
Stroke Awareness and Education Toolkit for Healthcare Providers
This electronic toolkit is designed to increase professional awareness and knowledge of stroke, including risk factors, signs and symptoms, triage and diagnosis, protocols for treatment, rehabilitation options, patient quality of care issues, and stroke prevention. The toolkit will also include resources for online professional education. An additional section on patient education covers health literacy issues and resources for special populations, as well as general patient education. Although this extensive toolkit is designed in an electronic format, with clickable web resources, it can also be printed for distribution or burned onto a CD.
Legislative Policy Briefs
These one-page briefs are designed for use with legislators to help implement policy changes to improve stroke systems of care. The briefs highlight the burden of stroke, summarize best practice strategies currently in place to improve stroke systems of care and describe recommendations for implementation of these strategies. These can be printed with or without the resource citations. In most cases, you would use these without citations, but the versions with citations are included for reference purposes.
Stroke Education and Awareness PowerPoint Presentation
This presentation is designed to be administered by healthcare providers and can be edited for presentation to both lay and professional audiences. It is included in both PDF and PowerPoint formats, and it has been produced both with and without resource citations.
Stroke Triage Check-in Sign
This stroke awareness sign is designed for posting in nursing stations and physicians offices.
Screening Tool for Rehabilitation Services
The DSSN and the Tennessee Stroke Systems of Care Task Force developed this screening tool pocket card to assist healthcare providers in determining appropriate rehabilitation services for stroke patients.
Interstate Regional Consensus Statement on Stroke
The DSSN developed this agreement to formalize the commitment of each of the states’ health departments in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee to collaborate to implement projects and interventions that will reduce the burden of stroke in the region.
Individual State Stroke Burden Reports (published by each state health department):