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Stroke Education Can Help Prevent Additional Strokes in Patients

Podcast highlights lifestyle changes that can prevent strokes.

About 700,000 strokes occur in the United States each year. A stroke can affect a person physically and emotionally, and can affect the way a person thinks (cognition) and acts (behavior). Living with and returning home following a stroke can be daunting, requiring preparation for a patient’s ongoing safety, accessibility and independence.

In a podcast available as a download above and from Shepherd Center Radio, clinical nurse specialist Tiffany LeCroy, MSN, RN, FNP-C, ACNS-BC, CRRN, discusses stroke education for Shepherd Center patients undergoing rehabilitation in the stroke program, addressing stroke awareness, prevention and how to manage life after a stroke.

LeCroy, a clinical nurse specialist in Shepherd Center's Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program, has more than 21 years of experience specializing in brain injury rehabilitation. In her current role, she oversees the orientation and education of clinical nursing staff, as well as the development and presentation of educational materials for patients and caregivers at at Shepherd Center. LeCroy frequently provides brain injury presentations to acute care hospital staff, local university nursing students and at national nursing conferences. She is a co-author for The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses “The Specialty Practice of Rehabilitation Nursing: A Core Curriculum” (7th Ed.); Traumatic Injuries Chapter 23. Tiffany is board certified as an adult clinical nurse specialist and family nurse practitioner.

Learn more about stroke rehabilitation at Shepherd Center.

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.