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Intervention Stroke is considered by many medical experts to be the leading cause of mortality as well as long-term disability. Studies have it that in the United States, stroke deaths are projected to increase due to the rise in the aging population (Poston, 2018). By 2030, the United States will incur an additional three million four hundred thousand adults who will experience a stroke. Newly diagnosed stroke patients are frequently readmitted to the hospital. Often those readmissions are avoidable through proper outpatient follow up and patient education. The cost for Hospital readmissions is enormous, estimated to be in the vicinity of $26 billion annually (Wilson, 2019). In addition to the education provided to the patient throughout their stay, I am purposing an extensive one on one, patient/support system and nurse, education day occurring 24-48 hours prior to discharge. This reinforcement of education will help the nurse identify and clarify any lack of understanding of post hospital care, subsequently helping to reduce hospital readmissions. This education day will provide the patient and their support system an extended amount of uninterrupted time with the nurse allowing them to focus on what is being taught and ask questions without the feeling of being rushed. Since this timeframe is scheduled to be uninterrupted it will also give the nurse the opportunity to appropriately verify that learning has occurred through various methods such as teach back and demonstration. Evidence Based Literature The articles reviewed have a variety of research goals and questions. However, the focus all focused on the effects strokes, communication, and interventions to reduce hospital readmissions in this patient population. The purpose of the first article is to answer whether the

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