1002 – The 2019 VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Stroke Rehabilitation with Application across Settings
Case Managers perform a critical role in assisting individuals and their families navigate the complexities and challenges that a stroke diagnosis presents. Since the release of the 2010 VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline, a growing body of research has expanded the general knowledge and understanding of stroke rehabilitation. Consequently, a recommendation to update the guideline was initiated in 2018. The updated CPG, which includes objective, evidence-based information, is intended to assist healthcare providers, including Case Managers, in all aspects of stroke rehabilitation, (e.g., assessment, treatment, and follow-up). The system-wide goal of evidence-based guidelines is to improve the patient’s health and well-being by guiding health providers who are taking care of patients recovering from stroke along management pathways that are supported by the evidence. This guideline and the patient/provider tools can improve quality of care, patient safety, and provide consistent quality of care and utilization of resources, thereby resulting in better patient outcomes.
1. Discuss the importance of a team-based approach in the stroke rehabilitation.
2. Discuss considerations for outpatient / community-based rehabilitation services and resources for management of post-stroke impairments/needs.
3. Discuss the Case Manager’s role in the care of patients who are receiving stroke rehabilitation.