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Resources and guidelines

Patient and family resources to help a stroke patient and their stroke caregivers along with our guidelines for stroke protocols in the emergency department

Young female supporting a senior woman

Our guidelines

The nurses and physicians within the emergency department follow a specialized set of guidelines as recommended by the American Stroke Association and the American Heart Association, which are reviewed on a regular basis by specialists worldwide. St. John's adherence to these guidelines helps ensure our patients receive the most up-to-date stroke care available.

Guidelines for the early management of patients with acute ischemic stroke

Guidelines for the management of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage | stroke

Guidelines for the management of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage | stroke

Stroke support group

St. John's stroke support group meets via Zoom on the first Wednesday of each month from 2 -3 p.m.

Contact Kathy Hampsey at 217-814-4874 or Kathryn.Hampsey@hshs.org for the Zoom link to participate.

The group will share the challenges and successes of getting back into the daily swing while adjusting to a “new normal.” Many survivors share similar injuries and, through support, will discover inspiration and improved recovery outcomes.

Survivors of stroke and brain injury along with, caregivers, significant others, family, and medical professionals are welcome. All ages and those in all stages of life are welcome to join. 

Participantns also meet monthly for dinner in Springfield. Anyone interested in either activity, please contact Kathy Hampsey at 217-814-4874 or Kathryn.Hampsey@hshs.org.