The South Dakota Heart and Stroke Advisory Board is pleased to provide a tool to assist in the care of stroke patients.
This sample stroke education tool can be used by healthcare professionals to comply with the stroke consensus education measure. This educational tool is not to be construed as any members of the Heart and Stroke Advisory Board providing medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should only be used in consultation with qualified health professionals who are familiar with the patient’s individual medical needs.
The goal for the Stroke Patient Hospital Discharge packet is that every stroke patient in South Dakota receives this education and information before leaving the hospital. We hope that patients receive valuable education to help them not only through their recovery process, but also in prevention efforts of a secondary stroke. This tool is a guide for you to use and adapt to your institutional needs. For additional information, please contact the Department of Health (DOH.INFO@state.sd.us) .