ANVC CONNECT - APRIL 26

ANVC Challenge
May is a very busy month as it is both Nurses Month and Stroke Awareness Month! We know the profoundly significant work being done by our stroke colleagues around the globe and this month, we want to join the American Nurses Association in celebrating the following weeks and challenge you in the following activities:

May 1-9           Self-Care: Focus on your mental and physical well-being as you are important too

May 10-16       Recognition: Honor nurse heroes, innovators, and leaders by nominating a colleague for the ANVC Nurse of the Year

May 17-23       Professional Development: Attend the May webinars listed below and sign up for more during the year

May 24-31       Community Engagement: Share your community outreach projects on ANVC social media pages on FB, LinkedIn, and Twitter using the hashtag #becausestrokepatientsdeservenothingless

News to Use
ROS Scavengers and Intracranial Hemorrhage
For clinicians who treat hemorrhagic stroke patients, very few treatments are available to mitigate the secondary injury in these patients. Kim and colleagues recently published a paper evaluating the effect of an infusion of a reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenger combined with N-acetylcysteine and selenium on perihematomal edema (PHE) in 123 patients with intracranial hemorrhage. There was a significant reduction in PHE as well as a reduced ICU length of stay. The authors concede that early and higher doses of the ROS combined with the other medications may have contributed to the outcome.
To read more, go to https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.032266

You can also read the commentary offered by Shoamanesh and Katsonos at
https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/STROKEAHA.121.033849

Kim M, Byun J, Chung Y, et al. Reactive Oxygen Species Scavenger in Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage Patients. Stroke 2021;52:1172-81
Shoamanesh A, Katsanos AH. Combatting Secondary Injury From Intracerebral Hemorrhage With Supplemental Antioxidant Therapy. Stroke 2021;52:1182-4

ANVC Calendar – May
Click here for the 2021 calendar to register for the following ANVC events as well as to register for events throughout the year.

NEW! Complete the NVRN Course in a 4-part series during May
            Thursday, May 6         5:00 PM EDT – 8:30 PM EDT
            Thursday, May 13       5:00 PM EDT – 8:30 PM EDT
            Thursday, May 20       5:00 PM EDT – 8:30 PM EDT
            Thursday, May 27       5:00 PM EDT – 8:30 PM EDT

ANVC Webinar Series Continues (registered attendees will obtain 1 hour CE)
            Wednesday, May 19   3:00 PM EDT – 4:00 PM EDT
            Back from the International Stroke Conference: Hot Topics
            Sherri Friedrich, DNP, APRN, ANVP-BC, SCRN

            Thursday, May 27       3:00 PM EDT – 4:00 PM EDT
            Back to Basics: Imaging Modalities
            Justin Lowe, PA-C


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