Celebrating the Ultimate Gift of Life -- Through Organ Donation
In celebration of national Donate Life Month, Allegheny General Hospital's Transplant Program brought families of organ donors, living donors and transplant recipients together for a beautiful ceremony recognizing all of those who have bestowed the gift of life to another human being through organ donation. KDKA's David Crawley was there and put together a wonderful tribute these heroic individuals. Watch it here! Learn more about our services at: http://www.wpahs.org/specialties/tran...
The Comprehensive Stroke Center at Allegheny General Hospital will sponsor a stroke symposium on Fri, Nov 11, 2011.
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and results in significant disability and healthcare expenditures. This conference is intended to bridge the professional practice gap among the greater Pittsburgh medical community with regard to acute stroke intervention, stroke prevention, telemedicine technology and stroke research initiatives to improve patient outcomes.
At the conclusion, participants should be able to:
describe rapid and safe delivery of IV thrombolytic therapy; select candidates for intra-arterial therapies; review outcomes of IV t-PA and intra-arterial therapy cases
detail neurosurgical interventions in ischemic stroke; discuss management of arteriovenous malformations and intracranial aneurysms; assess trends in intracranial and subarachnoid hemorrhage management
compare current multi-center clinical trials in stroke, discuss combined IV and intra-arterial therapies in acute ischemic stroke, describe investigational use of t-PA in intraventricular and intracerebral hemorrhage; describe insulin resistance toward recurrent stroke prevention
implement guidelines for the management of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage and acute ischemic stroke; address controversial issues in the critical care setting; implement strategies for bedside nursing issues in the ICU
assess modifiable risk factors and employ management strategies; implement optimal secondary prevention to minimize stroke recurrence; implement latest nursing and rehabilitation guidelines for stroke care
describe features of patients at high-risk of undetected paroxysmal atrial fibrillation; specify diagnostic tools used to identify paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in stroke; select among current treatment options for patients with stroke and atrial fibrillation
describe telemedicine technology and remote physician presence for bedside stroke care; assess telemedicine video conferencing capabilities; specify telestroke implementation successes and challenges
The conference is intended for anyone interested in the acute treatment and long term management of stroke.
Detailed information and registration information can be obtained here.