COMprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services (COMPASS) Study
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.
News and Publications
Upcoming Webinar July 21, 2016: Emerging Approaches for Structuring Multi-Stakeholder Engagement in PCOR Projects
REGISTER ONLINE: https://events.meetingbridge.com/Register/Default.aspx?06123985758 Event Date and Time: Thursday, July 21, 2016 – 12:00 pm to 01:15 pm EDT Event Type(s): PCORI in Practice webinar This webinar will highlight different approaches to structuring...read more
TAR HEEL TALK: MAY 8TH, 2016 Topic: Stroke Research Guests: Dr. Carmelo Graffagnino, Dir. Duke Comprehensive Stroke Center Gladys Lundy-Lamm, President, Minority Women Health Project Residents of North Carolina are 20 to 40 percent more likely to die of...read more
Stroke Care Transition Program Cut Readmission Calling patients is no substitute for clinic visits, researchers say by Kristin Jenkins Contributing Writer, MedPage Today A comprehensive, standardized approach to the care transition after stroke, focused on...read more
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Controlling your blood pressure can reduce your risk for stroke and dementia. Join the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Thunderclap and help spread the word! Click the link to...read more
COMPASS Publication: Reducing Readmissions After Stroke with Structured NP/Registered Nurse Transitional Stroke Program
FULL TEXT: Reducing Readmissions After Stroke With a Structured Nurse Practitioner/Registered Nurse Transitional Stroke Program (PDF) Background and Purpose—Our aim was to determine whether a standardized Transitional Stroke Clinic (TSC) led by nurse practitioners...read more
PICTURE OF HEALTH THE BIRTH OF AN APP TO IMPROVE PATIENT CARE AFTER A STROKE Story by Jessica Brown Share this story: http://bit.ly/picture-health It wasn’t her mother’s first stroke, but this one was different. This was clearly the last one. Mid-morning sun filtered...read more
Strokes rising among young adults To read more, please click...read more
This year for World Stroke Day on October 29th, join the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association by using the power of a song, the F.A.S.T. song, to teach the most common warning signs of stroke (Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to...read more
Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFUHS), in partnership with the University of North Carolina and Duke University, Receive PCORI Grant
Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFUHS), in partnership with the University of North Carolina and Duke University, joined four other organizations in receiving awards totaling $64 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).read more