Providing high quality, cost efficient comprehensive neurologic care is our goal. This starts with education. We take pride in training the Advanced Nursing team and Advanced Practice Providers and affilited staff at the receiving hospitals with a comprehensive educational program which will continue every three to six months, depending on the need.
The training to the nursing staff and Advanced Practice Providers is comprehensive and will encompass:
Principles of neurologic care, neurologic examination and evaluation, and approach to medical decision making.
Acute protocols, including NIHSS, acute treatment of stroke victims, which will include specific inclusionary and exclusionary criteria.
Neuro ICU protocols.
General neurology algorithms.
Documentation. The emphasis here will be on documentation of services to assist in education of documentation by the Advanced team meets CMS criteria for the appropriate level of service.
Training on the use of telemedicine technology.
There will be a continuous Peer Review process to monitor the quality of physicians as well as the advanced nursing team services and to assure that the service provided meets the current practice guidelines. There will be opportunity for regular meetings for the hospital administration with our administrative staff, for review of performance and to assure profitability to the receiving hospital.