Transitions in Care and Community Interventions Podcast

Our five-part series explores in more detail the key recommendations from the American Stroke Association guidelines for adult stroke rehabilitation and recovery. Hear directly from industry experts their guidance on how to better manage rehabilitation and recovery for stroke patients.


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Podcast Description

This podcast features Sue Pugh, clinical nurse specialist and stroke coordinator at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore Maryland. In it she discusses why transitions in care are such an important step in stroke recovery. Topics include:

  • The transition from hospital to rehab to home and its challenges
  • Ways to support continuity
  • The importance of accessing community resources to help patients re-engage in activities and avoid isolation
  • The role of family members and caregivers in stroke rehab and recovery
  • How healthcare professionals can ensure continued compliance with the treatment plan
  • Activities outside of the prescribed rehab program

Release Date: October 27, 2019

Podcast Participant Bio

Sue Pugh, MSN, RN

Sue has been a nurse for 31 years. She obtained her BSN at the University of South Florida, and her MSN at the University of Cincinnati. She is certified in rehabilitation and neuroscience nursing and is a fellow in the American Heart Association. She is presently a clinical nurse specialist and stroke coordinator at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore Maryland.