This course is designed to highlight the unusual stroke risk factors and presentation in the young athlete and how that correlates with the young athlete. Through educating on these unusual risk factors and symptoms the goal is to recognize these athletes sooner leading to improved outcomes and minimal disability.
Healthcare professionals are presented with a comprehensive overview of risk factors, both common and unusual. Typical and atypical stroke symptoms are examined, as well as treatment modalities. Healthcare professionals will leave this course armed with the knowledge to reduce delays and improve the care of young athletes experiencing a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA).
This seminar-on-demand is 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
|Contact Hours: 2||
Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
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- Incidence of Stroke
- General Population
- Young Athlete
- Stroke mimics and misdiagnosis
- Classic stroke risk factors
- Most common risk factors in the young
- Types of stroke
- Etiology of stoke in the young athlete
- Categories of unusual risk factors in young
- Cardiac risk factors
- Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
- Atrial fibrillation
- Traumatic brain injury and the connection with stroke
- Arterial risk factors for stroke in the young
- Supplements/drug use
- Classic stroke symptoms
- Atypical stroke presentation in the young
- Types of hemorrhagic stroke
- Intracerebral hemorrhage
- Subarachnoid hemorrhage
- Symptoms of hemorrhagic stroke
- Discuss most common stroke scales used
Course Goals & Objectives:
Course Goals: This course is intended to reduce delays in recognition and care of the young athlete experiencing a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA).
At the end of this course the participant will be able to:
- Identify 3 stroke mimics
- Identify 3 classic stroke risk factors
- Identify the 3 most common risk factors in the young
- Identify the 4 types of stroke discussed in the presentation
- Identify the 4 categories of unusual risk factors discussed in the presentation
- Identify what is a Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
- Identify 3 symptoms athletes with Atrial fibrillation may present
- Identify 3 other stroke risk factors athletes with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are more likely to be diagnosed with
- Identify 2 ways in which acupuncture may help reduce the stroke risk in athletes with a TBI
- Identify 3 symptoms athletes with a dissection may present
- Identify the 2 tests to assess for ataxia
- Identify the 4 primary treatment modalities for dissection
- Identify 3 ways anabolic agents increase risk for stroke
- Identify the 3 main ways stimulants can affect the athlete
- Identify 3 classic stroke systems
- Identify 5 atypical stroke symptoms in the young
- Identify 2 types of hemorrhagic stroke
- Identify 3 symptoms of hemorrhagic stroke
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: 2
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Certified Atheletic Trainers and Nurses
Instructional Level: Intermediate
BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Course Type: Seminar-on-demand
The course materials for this seminar-on-demandare available in our online format.
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.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.