LENGTH: 2 hours
Acute Stroke Online is a web-based, interactive course provides training on the symptoms, diagnosis and management of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and complications of stroke. Course content is based on information from the AHA’s ACLS EP Manual and Resource Text, covering treatment from the field to the emergency department, as well as critical care and rehabilitation. This text has been adapted to an independent study activity to make this resource available to a wider audience of health professionals.
After participating in this activity, participants will be able to:
- Discuss at least 3 risk factors for stroke.
- List at least 2 conditions that can be present with neurologic signs or can mimic stroke, including, but not limited to, hypoglycemia and postictal paralysis.
- Explain the difference in treatment for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
- Discuss the 3 components of the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale.
- Identify the time frame in which an ischemic stroke patient can be treated with fibrinolytic therapy.
- Physicians **1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
- Physician Assistants **AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
- Nurses **1.50 contact hours
- EMTs/Paramedics **1.50 Advanced CEHs
Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following:
- Complete all checkpoints and pass the exam with a score of 70% or higher. A student has unlimited attempts to successfully complete the Acute Stroke Online exam.
- Complete the Course Evaluation form.
- Print the Certificate/Statement of Credit.
** Apply for continuing education credit (CME, CE etc.) immediately after completing your course or this will become unavailable or expire.**