Grant will train nurses in stroke response

Anne Wojner Alexandrov, Ph.D., professor in the UAB School of Nursing has received an $862,045 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for her project, “Nurse Education and Training in Stroke Management and Acute Reperfusion Therapies (NET SMART) Junior.”

The project will provide an entirely online neurovascular education program for clinical nursing staff. The goal is to improve the early recognition and diagnosis of acute stroke patients resulting in an increased number of patients treated with the drug tPA. NET SMART-Junior is designed to elevate the overall institutional nursing consciousness of the need for immediate acute stroke treatment, resulting in improved early identification, treatment rates and/or prompt transfer of patients to comprehensive stroke centers.

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