Emergency Department Management of Stroke is the perfect course to guide practitioners on current evidenced-based stroke care for both the acute ischemic and hemorrhagic patient. Acute stroke management begins with Emergency Medical Services and ends when the stroke patient is transferred from the Emergency Department. So much responsibility, so many tasks to perform, with so little time, to prevent worsening of the neurological insult and give your patients a chance to return to their pre-stroke lives, that what Emergency Department Management of Stroke is all about.
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- Evaluate for presence of a “silent" stroke
- Computerized Tomography (CT) vs MRI fjor "silent" stroke
- Emergency Department Practitioners management of acute ischemic stroke
- Diagnostics to include Lab and imaging
- Hyper and Hypoglycemia management
- Hyper and Hypotension management
- Acute Stroke Treatments
- Bedside Swallow Screen
- Acute stroke history to improve patient outcomes
- Acute Stroke Benchmarks
- Emergency Department
- Absolute contraindication for intravenous Activase.
- Current Intracranial Hemorrhage
- Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
- Active Internal Bleeding
- Recent (within 3 months) intracranial or intraspinal surgery or serious head trauma
- Intracranial conditions and the risk of bleeding
- Bleeding Diathesis
- Current Severe Uncontrolled Hypertension
- Lab values which dis-quality the acute ischemic stroke patient for Activase
- Hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia management
- Activase (FDA approved medication) and the protocols
- Risks, benefits and alternatives
- Dose based on weight
- Pre and Post Management of Activase
- Blood Pressure
- Neuro Checks
- Orolingual Angioedema
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on evidence-based stroke care.
- Recognize Stroke Symptoms which include Anterior and Posterior stroke
- Identify typical patient presentations of “Silent" Strokes
- Identify Acute Stroke treatments
- Identify essential components of a focused history for stroke patients
- Recognize the Nationally established benchmarks for managing acute strokes
- Discuss Intravenous Activase Administration and Management
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Contact Hours: 1 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Speech Language Pathologist, and Nurses
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Debbie is employed by ROPER RESOURCES, Inc. and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service