REPORT Educational Stroke Program in Brazil

Endorsed by World Stroke Organization 

The Ministry of Health of Brazil published on April 12th 2012 a national policy for stroke. The policy included the organization of stroke care in local networks integrating all points of care for stroke assistance (primary care professionals, pre-hospital Emergency Medical System and hospitals), development of stroke units, payment of tPA for the government and better reimbursement for stroke patients treated in stroke units.

To help the Ministry of Health implement this policy, we launched on June 20th 2012, an Educational Stroke Program, a partnership between the Brazilian Stroke Society, Brazilian Academy of Neurology, Brazilian Stroke Network, Brazilian Medical Association and the Ministry of Health and endorsed by the World Stroke Organization.

The educational program consisted of two sections; firstly an online component and secondly via a face to face meeting.

The lectures were prepared by stroke neurologists, based on international practice guidelines, and has trained all professionals linked to stroke assistance, including primary care professionals to improve primary and secondary prevention.

The online course is free.

Our online course trained more than 6000 doctors and 4000 other health professionals.

In 2017 we had several in person training:
* pre-hospital - SAMU (8)
* stroke centers (39)
* community hospitals (5)
* primary attention (2)
* neurologists (2)

Now in 2018 we are planning to renew the online lectures.

Dr Sheila Martins

REPORT Educational Stroke Program in Brazil Reviewed by Carmen Lahiff-Jenkins on Monday, July 02, 2018 Rating: 5

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