Awareness of Pediatric Stroke is growing. Here are resources you can share...
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New Educational Materials
for Acute Pediatric Stroke Training

In May 2016, the slides from An Overview of Pediatric Stroke: Prenatal through Teenager An Educational Guide for Healthcare Providers were added to the Carolina Acute Stroke Training (CAST) program. The CAST program was developed by the UNC Stroke Team under the leadership of Susan Wilson RN, MSN, C-ANP. Learners for CAST include registered nurses, first responders, pharmacists, allied health professionals, and a wide variety of persons with different backgrounds, education and experience. The Pediatric Stroke Module is #9. 

To access it go to CAST: Carolina Acute Stroke Training. Once there, click on "create an account" the first time you use the program. Create a free account and you can complete any of the modules. You can start and stop at any time as well as re-access any of the modules at any time to review content.

Each module ends with a “Completion Certificate” which indicates learning hours for a wide range of learners. The learning hours include time for reviewing the module, discussing it with colleagues, and reviewing additional resources. There is no cost to register to complete the modules. However, for anyone needing accredited continuing education, there is a nominal $29 registration fee and includes completing all the modules.

The CAST learning module is in addition to the other resource materials created from a grant from the North Carolina Stroke Care Collaborative. International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke was honored to have collaborated with the University of North Carolina Comprehensive Stroke Center in Chapel Hill, NC in developing these pediatric stroke education tools.

For families, patients and caregivers: The Pediatric Stroke Patient and Family Guide is intended to give families guidance on how to navigate this new journey after learning their child has suffered a stroke. Included in this booklet are terms you can use, types of specialists you may need to consult, and types of therapy that may be useful based on the age of the child. Parents have provided words of hope as well.

The Pediatric Stroke Brochure is a condensed, trifold pamphlet that gives a quick overview of the risk factors of stroke for both perinatal and childhood. It lists what to look for and what to do if your child is experiencing any of the signs and symptoms of a stroke. These are perfect for placing in medical offices, hospitals and clinics.

The Family Guide and Pediatric Stroke Brochure are available for downloading and printing online at no cost. Hospitals and clinics in North Carolina are encouraged to fill out this form to order printed copies free of charge.  Please contact Nicole Burnett with any questions. 

Pediatric Stroke Included in National Publications

Thank you to Mediaplanet for publishing the International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke’s editorials in May! Be sure to read and share these to reach an even larger audience. Why Pediatric Stroke Demands Attention and One Young Girl’s Story Highlights the Importance of Understanding Pediatric Stroke.

Neurology Now featured pediatric stroke, along with pediatric MS and pediatric sleep apnea in its June/July magazine: Sick Before Their Time. Be sure to check it out online or pick up a copy of the magazine in your neurologist’s office.

Pediatric Stroke Awareness Campaign a Huge Success

Because of all of you, our United 4 Pediatric Stroke campaign reached thousands of people with information, stories of inspiration and a chance to put pediatric stroke on the map.

Thank you to everyone who participated in raising awareness!
Almost 30,000 people from around the world visited the website! We have almost 300 children posted on our World Map. About 1,400 of you turned your profile photo purple for awareness on Facebook and Twitter. On Facebook we reached almost 19,000 people! Together we made a difference and we sincerely thank each and every one of you!

The website will be accessible over the next few months, so if you haven’t already, please visit the My Stroke Story page to read the powerful, inspiring stories of children and teens who have been impacted by stroke. We encourage you to add your child’s story (or your story if you suffered a stroke as a child) to the World Map if you haven’t had a chance yet.

We are united for change because we are stronger together.

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