COMprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services Study (COMPASS)

Building on partnerships and collaborations to improve
post-acute stroke care

The COMPASS Study is a pragmatic, randomized trial to investigate post-acute stroke care models that are aimed at improving patient functional outcomes and reducing hospital re-admissions.

The COMPASS study will evaluate a patient-centered, community-based care model to improve secondary prevention, recovery and access to community resources for stroke survivors and caregivers. COMPASS will encourage and facilitate patient and caregiver self-management of care. 

We are leveraging the successes of the NC Stroke Care Collaborative network of hospitals to expand quality improvement to the post-acute care space. In the first phase of the study, sites will be randomized to provide the COMPASS intervention or continue their usual care. In Phase 2, one-year later, the usual-care hospitals will also receive COMPASS, while the other hospitals continue the intervention.

Dr. Bushnell on Facebook Live! WFBH’s Facebook page – learn the signs and symptoms of stroke!

Learn the signs and symptoms of stroke, and the available treatments and services with Dr. Cheryl Bushnell and Dr. Stacey Wolfe.

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Co-PI, Dr. Wayne Rosamond, was the Keynote Speaker at the Sheldon Resident Research Symposium

Dr. Wayne Rosamond, Co-PI of the COMPASS Study was the keynote speaker at the Sheldon Resident Research Symposium. If you missed it, you can watch a...
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COMPASS Team Joins American Heart Association at “You’re the Cure” North Carolina State Lobby Day!

On Tuesday, March 14, 2017 members of the COMPASS study team joined the NC chapter of "You’re the Cure" – the American Heart Association's...
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Follow us on Twitter! @NCCOMPASSStudy

The COMPASS study is now on Twitter!
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COMPASS Team Presents at International Stroke Conference (ISC) 2017!

COMPASS study heads to the International Stroke Conference in Houston, TX, Feb 21-24! See below for a list of presentations, round tables and...
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In the News: Kinston Free Press “Hospital joins study to improve stroke patients’ care”

Hospital joins study to improve stroke patients' care  Dawn Becker, RN, stroke program coordinator at UNC Lenoir Health Care, reviews a packet of...
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Congratulations! COMPASS study enrolls 1,000 patients!

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eCare Application: Finalist in National Innovation Contest, University of Pittsburgh Center for Behavioral Health + Smart Technology

Congratulations to our eCare Application developers and team at Wake Forest Baptist Health for advancing to the final round of the National...
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Join Us! COMPASS Study “Movement Matters” Team, Heart & Stroke Walk! Saturday, October 29, 2016

The Wake Forest Baptist Health, COMPASS Study team is thrilled to participate again in this year's Heart & Stroke Walk in Winston-Salem, NC. Our...
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Video: Co-Principal Investigator, Wayne D. Rosamond, PhD, MS, Presentation at Duke Clinical Research Institute Conference “The Comprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services (COMPASS) Study:  A Pragmatic Trial in North Carolina”...
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