BRAVEST: A Visual Teaching Aid for Stroke Clinicians

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Linda Sugrue, MSN, RN, SCRN, ASC-BC


Stroke clinicians incorporate essential stroke care measures into their professional practice within certified stroke centers on a regular basis. Supported by evidence-based guidelines, these time-sensitive care requirements target the unique needs of stroke patients making them essential for optimal translation to bedside clinical practice. Varied interprofessional staff learning styles call for educational instruction to be engaging and innovative to yield intended results. This article introduces a new learning tool called BRAVEST (B: Blood pressure; R: Rehabilitation; A: Antithrombotics; V: Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis; E: Education; S: Statin therapy; T: Thrombolysis/Thrombectomy), a custom-made visual aid that presents evidence-based, certification-required acute stroke care as a creative mnemonic infographic to enhance interprofessional stroke clinicians’ learning and retention.

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