Stroke strikes more women than men but when women suffer a stroke it results in greater mortality and morbidity. The goal of this presentation is to discuss how we can prevent stroke in women and potentially decrease the severity should stroke occur. Education is key to turn these statistics around.
This seminar-on-demand is 1 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
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- Incidence of stroke nationally as well as how it pertains to women.
- Types of stroke to understand what we are talking about throughout the discussion.
- Trends seen in women with stroke.
- Stroke symptoms along with the non-traditional stroke symptoms seen in women.
- What can be expected based on where the stroke occurs. This can also help explain why certain symptoms are experienced by the patient.
- Risk factors of stroke as well as the risk factors specific to women.
- Recovery in women and other interesting findings in regard to statistics with women and stroke.
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on stroke in women and potentially decrease the severity should stroke occur.
- Identify how many strokes occur per year.
- Identify where stroke ranks nationally and among women in regard to cause of death.
- Identify the 4 types of stroke.
- Identify 3 unique stroke symptoms seen in women.
- Identify one deficit seen with each area of the brain discussed.
- Identify 4 stroke risk factors specific to women.
- Identify 2 things that make recovery different in women.
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.
Contact Hours: 1
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant and Speech Language Pathologist, and Nurses.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Seminar-on-demand
The course materials for this webinar are available in our online format.
This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Jennifer Reeves-Reed is employed by Good Shepherd Medical Center and receives a salary. She receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course. Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists. No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.
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