Stroke: Comprehensive Acute Stroke Care

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Course Objectives

Upon completion of this continuing education course, you will demonstrate an understanding of the anatomical alterations, pathophysiology, diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment options, emphasizing acute care and initial rehabilitation, for patients who have experienced a stroke. Specific learning objectives to address potential knowledge gaps include:


Learntastic Review stroke epidemiology.

Learntastic Identify risk factors, triggers, and effects of stroke.

Learntastic Discuss major classifications, including pathophysiology and clinical presentation.

Learntastic Describe the components of prehospital and emergency department evaluation and management.

Learntastic Discuss the guidelines for early treatment and management of patients with acute stroke.

Learntastic Identify the complications and associated interventions that may occur during the intensive care unit (ICU) care of acute stroke patients.

Learntastic Summarize hospital nursing management for stroke patients beyond 24 hours.

Learntastic Identify assessment, interventions, and goals of physical, occupational, and speech-language stroke rehabilitation in the acute setting.

Learntastic List actions to be taken in the prevention of secondary stroke.


Course Description

Stroke education for nurses and other healthcare professionals. This stroke training course includes the NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS) assessment, stroke symptoms, types of stroke, pathophysiology, diagnosis, prehospital and ED evaluation, treatment options. The course provides an emphasis on acute care and initial rehabilitation for patients who have experienced a stroke.

Regulations/Board Approvals

Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #12300.

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$49.00

CE Credits Hours: 9.00

This course is provided in partnership with Wild Iris Medical
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