2020 Primary Stroke Center Certification On Demand Webinar Series



The Joint Commission offers this certification in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Back by popular demand, this 5-part webinar series is designed to provide essential education to individuals responsible for Primary Stroke Center (PSC) certification. Bring your team together, get your questions answered, and prepare for organization's next review.  

See Webinar Schedule tab below for a list of session topics.

You can view the series at any time. Continuing education is available for one year after the launch of the series, with all 5 webinars available on-demand after the air date. 

2020 Primary Stroke Certification Webinar Series is an educational offering designed for unlimited use at one facility only. Special healthcare system discounts are available upon request. Call Customer Service at 877.223.6866, option 1 or via email at jcrcustomerservice@pbd.com.

2020 Primary Stroke Center Certification Webinar Series
On Demand
Product Description

Product Description

The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care (DSC) certification program, launched in 2002, is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care. Joint Commission-accredited healthcare organizations may seek certification for care and services provided for virtually any chronic disease or condition. This premier 5-part series is designed to provide essential education to individuals responsible for Primary Stroke Center (PSC) certification.  

Series Objectives

  1. Help a person new to the stroke coordinator role to prepare for certification
  2. Discuss the Joint Commission’s review process, standards, and challenging standards
  3. Explain the role of the stroke team, the medical director, the stroke coordinator, and other valuable players that promote a unified approach
  4. Proactively prepare an organization for the certification program, clinical practice guidelines, sustaining certification, performance measures
Webinar Schedule

Webinar Schedule

2020 Release Dates (Tuesdays)

Session Topic Release Date
The Onsite Review Process  November 10, 2020
New, Revised and Challenging Standards  November 17, 2020
Clinical Practice Guidelines And Their Use In The Development of Primary Stroke Centers December 1, 2020
Performance Improvement and Performance Measurement December 8, 2020
Preparing for Initial Primary Stroke Certification Utilizing a Gap Analysis Process (Bonus, free webinar) December 15, 2020

This schedule is subject to change.

These will be pre-recorded sessions and will not be live. The recording can be accessed through the Learning Management System.

Gather your team together to take part in viewing this webinar topic, at your team's convenience, be it on the scheduled release date or a later date. Take advantage of stopping and playing the webinar for individual note taking or team discussions. Then, make sure to compile a list of questions to submit to JCR for returned answers, directly from faculty and our subject matter experts.



Beth Glassford, MSHA, MS, BSN, RN, CJCP, FACHE
Principal Consultant
Joint Commission Resources

Karen Kolbusz, RN, BSN, MBA
Associate Project Director
Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation
The Joint Commission

Karin V. Nystrom, MSN, APRN, FAHA
Disease Specific Care Reviewer
The Joint Commission

Tabitha Vieweg, MBA, BSN, RN
Associate Director
The Joint Commission

Robin Voss, RN, MHA, TNCC-I
Field Director, Disease Specific Care
The Joint Commission

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Before registering for a program check for updates from your state, county or city on a regular basis to make sure it will be acceptable for your license/certification renewal.

Summary of Continuing Education contact hours awarded for this program:

  • ANCC: 1.0 CE (total of 5 CEs)
  • ACHE: 1.0 CE (total of 5 CEs)
  • ACCME: 1.0 CE (total of 5 CEs)

Learn more about continuing education below.

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Payment Options

Payment Options

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