Montana Mission: Lifeline Stroke® for Healthcare Providers

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What is Mission: Lifeline® Stroke?

Mission: Lifeline Stroke is a program for transforming stroke care by focusing efforts on connecting all of the components of acute stroke care into a smoothly integrated system that reinforces use of evidence-based guidelines, measures performance, identifies gaps, and engages in improvement projects at a systems level. The stroke system of care begins with community recognition and preparedness to identify stroke and continues all the way through hospital discharge, into rehabilitation and the initiation of secondary prevention. It brings together hospitals, ambulance services, non-transport medical first response agencies, emergency communications centers, emergency medical service regulatory and medical direction agencies, local government, local media, and payers to forge a proactive system of stroke care that saves and improves lives.

Mission Lifeline Montana

Penny Clifton, MSN RN SCRN Stroke Program Coordinator for St. Vincent Healthcare and American Heart Association volunteer instructs the first of three stroke topics designed to expand and refine EMS stroke recognition, care, and communication skills as part of Mission: Lifeline Stroke Montana.

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Order Sets

A suite of material is available for our healthcare provider participants. These materials can be found on the website.

Straight Talk About Stroke

In our first presentation in the Straight Talk About Stroke series, American Heart Association volunteer Todd Mohr, PA, Education and Quality Program Manager with St. James Healthcare talks about stroke assessment tools. Watch his 26 minute presentation.

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