Best Practices Center Stroke

Updated:Nov 10,2017

The best practices included in this section support quality hospital care for stroke patients at Get With The Guidelines® participating hospitals.

These documents have been provided to the American Heart Association by the below hospitals as examples of stroke best practices.  These documents are available only to give you an idea of how some hospitals might use discharge stroke best practices. By including this document on its Web site, the American Heart Association does not represent that these documents are complete, accurate or efficacious, or that it follows all of the American Heart Association guidelines for secondary and primary prevention of cardiovascular events or stroke. Hospitals should design their own stroke best practices based on their own procedures and professional experience.


I.     Achieving 100 percent compliance in dysphagia screening: a hospital wide educational program

II.     Stroke Education/Pre-hospital: decreasing time to treatment

III.     RN Stroke Champions: Increasing compliance with all indicators of care while providing opportunities for clinical leadership and growth

IV.     In Patient Stroke: Identification and Timely Treatment

V.     MD Compliance via Education and Documentation Tools

VI.     Improved Response to In Patient Stroke (reallocation of resources)

VII.     Stroke Education for Residents

VIII.    Implementation of The Stroke Resource RN