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Apex Innovations
Hemispheres – Stroke Competency Series

LearnTelehealth.org
UAMS affiliated, this interactive website by the South Central Telehealth Resource Center is a collaborative community of health professionals devoted to broaden the use of telehealth.  Articles, blogs, links, forums, training and events are available for every experience level.

Learn On Demand

Brain Attack Coalition

The Internet Stroke Center at Washington University in St. Louis

Stroke Trials Registry

Institute for Safe Medication Practices

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Stroke

Videos

Simulation of the NIHSS – Sami Harik, MD

Darryl’s Story: A Telestroke Tale from Learntelehealth.org on Vimeo.

 

Fact / Information Sheets

American Heart Association Patient Fact Sheets

Arkansas State Fact Sheet 2010
Stroke, Recovery and Caregiving

Hemorrhagic Stroke

Ischemic Stroke

What Are the Warning Signs of Stroke?

Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Stroke

Stroke Diagnosis

Changes Caused by Stroke

Emotional Changes After Stroke

Feeling Tired After a Stroke

Stroke and Rehabilitation

Stroke Family Caregivers

How Should I Care for Myself as a Caregiver? 

American Stroke Association Patient Information Sheets
Let’s Talk About Stroke

Life After Stroke

Let’s Talk About Changes Caused by Stroke
Let’s Talk About Complications After Stroke

Let’s Talk About Driving After Stroke

Let’s Talk About Emotional Changes After Stroke

Let’s Talk About Feeling Tired After Stroke

Let’s Talk About Living at Home After Stroke

Let’s Talk About Stroke and Aphasia

Let’s Talk About Stroke and Rehabilitation

Let’s Talk About a Stroke Diagnosis

Let’s Talk About the Stroke Family Caregiver

Stroke Prevention

Let’s Talk About Anticoagulants and Antiplatelet Agents
Let’s Talk About Carotid Endarterectomy

Let’s Talk About Children and Stroke

Let’s Talk About Hemorrhagic Strokes and Their Causes

Let’s Talk About High Blood Pressure and Stroke

Let’s Talk About Ischemic Strokes and Their Causes

Let’s Talk About Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Stroke

Let’s Talk About Risk Factors for Stroke

Let’s Talk About Stroke, TIA and Warning Signs

National Stroke Association – Stroke 101 and Prevention

Stroke 101
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Reducing Risk and Recognizing Symptoms
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Hemorrhagic Stroke
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Secondary Stroke Risk
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Stroke Risk Scorecard
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Stroke Risk Scorecard (in Spanish)
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National Stroke Association – Risk Factors for Stroke

Reducing Risk and Recognizing Symptoms
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Secondary Stroke Risk
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High Blood Pressure
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Cholesterol
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Atrial Fibrillation (AF)
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Smoking
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National Stroke Association – Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery

National Stroke Association’s Guide to Choosing a Stroke Rehabilitation Provider
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Recovery After Stroke:  Ability to Go Places
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Recovery After Stroke:  Bladder & Bowel Function
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Recovery After Stroke:  Thinking and Cognition
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Recovery After Stroke:  Healthy Eating
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Recovery After Stroke:  Coping with Emotions
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Recovery After Stroke:  Managing Fatigue
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Recovery After Stroke:  Managing Life at Home
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Recovery After Stroke:  Health Insurance
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Recovery After Stroke:  Dealing with Pain
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Recovery After Stroke:  Recurrent Stroke
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Recovery After Stroke:  Redefining Sexuality
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Recovery After Stroke:  Sleep Disorders
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Recovery After Stroke:  Social Support
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Stroke Recovery Scorecard
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Brochures

National Stroke Association
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Stroke 101

Explaining Stroke
An easy-to-understand guide to stroke, including causes, types of stroke and how to reduce risk for stroke.  
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Explaining Stroke – Spanish
The Spanish version of the Explaining Stroke brochure.
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Risk Factors for Stroke

African Americans and Stroke
Important information about why African Americans are at a higher risk for stroke and what they can do  about it.
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High Blood Pressure and Stroke
This brochure discusses how managing high blood pressure can reduce stroke risk.
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A Hole in the Heart: The Link between PFO & Stroke
Read about how Patent Foramen Ovale, or a hole in the heart, can affect stroke risk.
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Intracranial Atherosclerosis
Read more about what to do when experiencing hardening of the arteries in the brain.
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Reducing Risk and Recognizing Symptoms – Spanish
Asta 80% de derrame cerebral pueden preventar; aqui esta todo que necitas savar.
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Steps Against Recurrent Stroke (STARS)
Take Steps Against Recurrent Stroke (STARS) by making the necessary changes in your life. For stroke survivors, this STARS brochure is a great place to start.
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Steps Against Recurrent Stroke (STARS) – Spanish
The Spanish version of the Steps Against Recurrent Stroke (STARS) brochure.
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Stroke and Cholesterol
Learn how managing cholesterol levels can decrease risk of stroke.
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Stroke Prevention
Up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable by working to manage personal risk. Learn about how to reduce risk and how to recognize and respond to stroke symptoms.
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Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Don’t ignore a TIA or mini-stroke just because the symptoms go away within 24 hours. Here’s why.
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Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) – Spanish
The Spanish version of our Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) brochure.
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Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery

Caregivers and Stroke
Learn to be a more effective caregiver with keys to recovery and prevention, coping tips and resources.
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Clinical Trials
Before joining a clinical trial, read this to understand the pros and cons.
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Explaining Unpredictable Emotional Episodes
Get all the details about controlling emotions after stroke.
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Hemiparesis
What stroke survivors need to know about treating one-sided muscle weakness after stroke.
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Medication Adherence and Compliance
Get the most out of your medications with information about filling and refilling prescriptions, talking with doctors and pharmacies, overcoming cost barriers, and tracking and organizing single or multiple medications.
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Mobility After Stroke
Learn about treatments for paralysis and spasticity after stroke.
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Stroke Related Sleep Disorders
Find out how sleep problems may increase risk of stroke.
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Stroke and Social Security Disability Insurance
Learn whether you are eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), plus discover SSDI benefits, how to apply, tips for financial planning and more in this indispensible guide.
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Stroke and Vision Loss
Learn about how stroke may affect vision and what to do about it.
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Web Links

Welcome to Activase.com - complete resource for Activase® (Alteplase)

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Associations

American Stroke Association

National Stroke Association

American Telemedicine Association 

Supporting Literature

Thrombolysis with Alteplase 3 to 4.5 Hours after Acute Ischemic Stroke
ECASS 3 (European Cooperative Acute Stroke Study)
The New England Journal of Medicine

A Review of the Evidence for the Use of Telemedicine Within Stroke Systems of Care.
A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association

Maps

AR SAVES Participating Sites

Arkansas Stroke System of Care – Transport Time

Drive Times to Acute Stroke Care – 2013

 

Presentations

ED’s PLACE Presentation: AR SAVES Introduction and Updates for ER Physicians by Nicolas Bianchi, MD, 8-23-12

ED’s PLACE Presentation: Stroke and Stroke Mimics by Dr. Margaret Tremwel, 2-07-13

Genentech Stroke Awareness Webinar Slides