Category Archives: Allgemein

Further training of the Leipzig stroke pilots in Gütersloh

In June 2020, the cooperation with the German Stroke Foundation made it possible for the two future stroke pilots from Leipzig to receive additional training at the Foundation’s premises in Gütersloh. Together with pilots from Hanau and Düsseldorf, the various aspects of secondary prevention after stroke could be deepened and discussed in particular. In addition, the “pilot trail” used in the Gütersloh STROKE-OWL project, which is intended to provide orientation for pilots and at the same time contribute to the standardisation of treatment procedures, was examined in more detail. This will also provide impulses for the design of the Leipzig aftercare project PostStroke-Manger. In addition, there was the opportunity to talk to pilots from the STROKE-OWL project, exchanging experiences directly from the practice and discussing complex topics and difficult situations in the care in particular. The participants summed up that – as in the last meetings – the discussion was very constructive, so that the further cooperation was reaffirmed. The cross-area cooperation and the lively exchange of experience of stroke pilots throughout Germany appear to be useful for the qualification of the individual pilot, but also for the establishment of comprehensive quality standards. These developments also represent an important signal for political and economic decision-makers.

We would like to thank our colleagues from the German Stroke Foundation and the STROKE-OWL project for the opportunities for further training and the hospitality on site.

Review article in the journal “Der Allgemeinarzt”

In addition to concrete activities in connection with the development of the PostStroke Manager, the improvement of care of stroke patients is an overriding goal of the project group’s efforts. In order to give general practitioners an overview of the developments in the acute treatment and follow-up therapy of stroke, Alexander Prost and Professor Dominik Michalski have published an article in the training and practice journal “Der Allgemeinarzt”. The authors explain regarding the article: “Many colleagues are uncertain about the complex and time-critical treatment of stroke patients. With our article, we want to provide family doctors with support in their approach both in the acute situation and in the longer-term treatment of stroke and, in particular, clarify the central role of treatment by general practitioners.”

You can read the article here: https://www.allgemeinarzt-online.de/a/schlaganfall-time-is-brain-keine-zeit-verlieren-2175631

[Postponed] Announcement Stroke Day

Important notice

Due to the further spread of the novel SARS-coronavirus, the Leipzig Stroke Day planned for May 9, 2020, unfortunately cannot take place on this date. A postponement of the event to autumn 2020 is currently being planned. As soon as a date has been set, we will inform you here.

The Clinic for Neurology of the Leipzig University Hospital invites interested specialists to the 24th Leipzig Stroke Day on Saturday, 9 May 2020. In addition to innovations in acute therapy and the current study situation, this year’s event will focus on the field of stroke aftercare, addressing various aspects such as coagulation and lipid-modifying therapy as well as non-drug approaches. In addition, an overview report on the current development of structured aftercare concepts in the field of stroke will provide the basis for an intensive exchange among attending participants. Further information can be found here.

We are keeping a close eye on current developments regarding the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. As there are any changes, we will keep you informed at this point.

Meeting with the Stiftung Deutsche Schlaganfall-Hilfe (German Stroke Foundation) in Leipzig

Our cooperation with the German Stroke Foundation exists since the start of the PostStroke-Manager project and could be intensified during a meeting at the Clinic and Policlinic for Neurology. Together with the colleagues who supervise the stroke aftercare project STROKE OWL (stroke-owl.de) in Gütersloh we discussed current developments and past advancements in both project on January 23rd, 2020. Another focus was on the – in professional circles desired – full coverage of stroke aftercare, its associated contents and the projects positions in each of their site-specific structures. The possibilities of technical implementations for stroke-specific, close to the patient concepts could be discussed because of the actual experience from the care practice. Significant impulses arose during the meeting concerning the evaluation options of both projects which should help prove the use of standardised stroke aftercare concepts.

We want to thank for the visit of our colleagues from Gütersloh and look forward to an open and constructive cooperation.

Participation in the symposium “stroke-pilots” on 5 November 2019

The Federal Association Managed Care (Bundesverband Managed Care e.V.) invited on 5 November 2019 to a symposium in Berlin with the focus on patient guides in the health care system. As part of the PostStroke-Manager project, two coworkers of the project were able to participate in the interesting conference, they made new contacts and generated further impulses for their future work. Of particular interest were topics such as the integration of guides into the daily routine of care, potential financing options and the development of digital communication structures and corresponding mobile application software. In addition, the participation of the German Stroke Assistance Foundation (Stiftung Deutsche Schlaganfall-Hilfe) with its stroke-pilots was positively perceived. This clarified the significance of stroke-pilots in the care system in the context of the massive difficulties faced by stroke-patients after discharge from acute care.

Targeted prevention of stroke through a lot of movement – information lecture on the pre- and post-stroke care

The Clinic and Polyclinic for Neurology of the University Hospital Leipzig (UKL) invited to an information event on October 29, 2019 on the occasion of the World Stroke Day. Project investigator of the project PostStroke-Manager and senior physician of the stroke unit Prof. Dominik Michalski informed about the main topics of pre- and aftercare. With the support of the German Stroke Assistance Foundation (Stiftung Deutsche Schlaganfall-Hilfe), an information stand was prepared for the prevention of the disease, where information was provided to the interested public by the stroke-pilots working in the project. This year’s motto “Every step counts” prompted the German Stroke Assistance Foundation to also provide pedagogic material in addition to information on the topics of exercise, high blood pressure, nutrition and smoking cessation. We thank all interested parties for participating in the event and the lively exchange.

Event for Patients at the Universitätsklinikum Leipzig

October 29 is the world stroke day. Therefore the Universitätsklinikum Leipzig invites everyone to an informational presentation about the prevention and aftercare of the disease. Additionally afterwards experts provide answers to any arising questions.

Further information about the event can be found in German at the website of the Universiätsklinikum Leipzig (https://www.uniklinikum-leipzig.de/presse/Seiten/Pressemitteilung_6862.aspx).

Start of the stroke-pilot program

In order to get to know the work as a stroke-pilot better and to be able to better assess the needs of patients who have had a stroke, the two pilot nurses of the Clinic and Polyclinic for Neurology have taken up their work. To this end, select patients of the stroke unit at the University Hospital Leipzig were included in the preliminary test program. The goal of the stroke-pilots is to offer advice and assistance to stroke patients in the first year after an acute incident and to facilitate the co-ordination of the post-stationary treatment.

In addition, the experience gained during the preliminary phase, which has now started, should serve as a further basis for the conceptual orientation of the patient app which is currently under development. „The requirements that emerge from the current co-supervision provide us with a realistic close-to-patient view of the necessities of support after a stroke. This information helps us to design the PostStroke Manager in a way that it can best meet the needs of our patients“, says project coordinator and senior physician Professor Dr. med. Dominik Michalski.

Visit to the Stiftung Deutsche Schlaganfall-Hilfe (German Stroke Foundation)

The German Stroke Foundation has been supporting our project from the start as associated partner. Thus we were very excited to meet and exchange ideas with our colleagues from the „StrokeOWL“ project – which is pioneering in the use of stroke-pilots.

Important points in this intellectual exchange were the experiences gained from already active stroke-pilots as well as an examination of difficulties and opportunities concerning the technical support of stroke-pilots. Furthermore scientific aspects regarding the study-evaluation and training of stroke-pilots could be discussed.

We want to thank the German Stroke Foundation and hope to meet them again soon in Leipzig!

Guest appearance at the info session „Kopfsache“

On May 22nd, 2019 we gladly followed an invitation to the info session „Kopfsache“, which is held three times a year at the FAW (Fortbildungsakademie der Wirtschaft) in Leipzig. Declared aim of this networking event is the intellectual exchange amongst patients, medical care professionals and interested individuals involved in the care of people with acquired brain damage.

In the course of a short presentation we were given the opportunity to present the PostStroke-Manager project and to discuss some aspects with the audience. Furthermore we were able to connect with therapists and other care workers and to discuss a whole range of questions with affected patients, which in turn will help to make the PostStroke-Manager patient-oriented from the start.

We want to thank everyone who took part in the event. We learned a great deal from those questions, which will be directly integrated back into the conceptualisation of our system.