Penn Stroke welcomes Rebecca Blaguski, CRNP

Rebecca Blaguski, CRNP has joined our team as a Stroke Nurse Practitioner and Assistant Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  

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Rebecca comes to us from Toronto where she completed her Bachelor of Nursing Degree at McMaster University before working six years at the bedside specializing in neurosurgery and trauma at St. Michael’s Hospital, one of Toronto’s comprehensive stroke and level 1 trauma centers. After completing her Master of Nursing and NP Degree at Ryerson University she assumed a role as an Advanced Practice Provider. Rebecca is particularly passionate about quality improvement, improving patient experience during transitions along the continuum of care, and improving the health literacy of patients and the community.

WHAT WE’RE READING – JOURNAL CLUB

Effect of General Anesthesia and Conscious Sedation During Endovascular Therapy on Infarct Growth and Clinical Outcomes in Acute Ischemic Stroke
DOI:10.1001/jamaneurol.2017.4474

Sedation vs. Intubation for Endovascular Stroke TreAtment (SIESTA)
DOI: 10.1111/ijs.12488

General Anesthesia Versus Conscious Sedation for Endovascular Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke The AnStroke Trial (Anesthesia During Stroke)
DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.117.016554