presented by Barbara Lutz
Financial: Barbara Lutz receives an honorarium from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Barbara Lutz has no non-financial interests or relationships with MedBridge.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Barbara Lutz, PhD, RN, CRRN, APHN-BC, FAHA, FNAP, FAAN
Dr. Barbara Lutz is the McNeill Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington School of Nursing. Her 30+ year career as a rehabilitation and public health nurse spans practice, research, education, and service. Her research focuses on understanding the needs and experiences of patients with stroke and other chronic illnesses and their family caregivers…Read full bio
1. Impact of Stroke
In the first chapter of this course, Dr. Barbara Lutz describes the prevalence of stroke in the U.S. and globally, and its impact on stroke survivors and family caregivers. Participants will understand the significance of stroke as a life-changing illness.
2. Review of Stroke Recovery Models
This chapter compares and contrasts different models of stroke recovery and identifies salient components in each model. Dr. Barbara Lutz highlights critical decision points in the recovery trajectory and discusses application of the models to practice.
3. What Happens at Home
This chapter explores the needs of stroke survivors and their family caregivers. Dr. Barbara Lutz identifies common post-discharge needs of stroke patients and caregivers, including the “post-discharge crisis” and complications of the transition home.
4. Future Intervention Strategies
The final chapter of this course covers future intervention strategies. Dr. Barbara Lutz describes interventions that promote the well being of the stroke survivor and family caregiver across the continuum of care. She presents recent evidence that suggests interventions can improve stroke survivors longer than six months after their stroke, and leaves the participant with final thoughts regarding the needs of family members.