Rehabilitation providers will encounter many patients who are at risk for cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs). Being able to identify these risk factors is an essential part of thorough care. In addition, rehabilitation providers needs to be able to identify the medications that patients are taking to address these risk factors. Along with identifying the medications, comes the understanding of side effects, clinical implications and when to refer the patient back to the physician.
This course will review the risk factors for CVAs and will discuss in-depth the medications that are most commonly prescribed to treat these. This discussion will include side effects and clinical implications.
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Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on working with patients who are at risk for CVAs, should have knowledge of their medications and how they play a role in prevention. In addition, these healthcare professionals should be aware of side effects, clinical implications and have an awareness of when the medical team needs to be alerted. When this level of understanding occurs, rehabilitation professionals have the potential to further reduce the risk of CVAs in those that are high risk.
- Identify 3 risk factors for CVAs
- Identify the most common side effect of hypertensive medications.
- Identify the two most common classes of drugs used to treat hyperlipidemia.
- List two classes of drugs commonly used to treat/manage atrial fibrillation.
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Contact Hours: 1 contact hour 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, Certified Athletic Trainer, Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrator, Respiratory Therapist, Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Dietician, Registered Dietician Nutritionist, Licensed Dietician
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: 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 – Suzanne Greenwalt is employed by Belmont University 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