Stroke is one of the most commonly seen diagnoses in hospitals, subacute, acute, outpatient centers and home health. No matter what sector of rehabilitation you currently work in, this course will help you develop a well-rounded understanding of CVA including background information, causes, effects of stroke based on location of occlusion, risk factors, medical management following stroke, procedures for evaluation and treatment, and research. The majority of the course covers functional limitations observed after a stroke. We will discuss how we can not only attempt to increase function for the patient, but also educate caregivers for optimal carry over. All in all, this course will help you be a better patient advocate, which is one of the best things we can do for our patients!
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- Statistics of CVA
- Definition of CVA
- Ischemic strokes and sources of cardiac and arterial causes
- Dysfunction caused based on location of occulation in the brain
- Medical management for deep vein thrombosis, respiratory problems, cardiac disease and bladder and bowel dysfunction
- Cover various standardized assessments that can be used for evaluation
- Intervention principles to consider during rehabilitation
- Functional limitations post-stroke and various treatment options
- Post stroke limitations include
- Inability to perform chosen occupations while seated
- Inability to engage in chosen occupations in standing
- Inability to communicate secondary to language dysfunction
- Inability to perform chosen occupations secondary to neurobehavioral/cognitive-perceptual impairments
- Inability to perform chosen tasks secondary to upper extremity dysfunction
- Inability to perform chosen tasks secondary to visual impairment
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on medical management, and rehabilitation for evaluation, treatment and current research findings.
- Identify the definition and causes of a cerebral vascular accident (CVA)
- List the effects of CVA based on location of occlusion
- Identify medical management following CVA
- Recognize the evaluation and intervention procedures for clients who sustained a stroke
- Identify functional limitations commonly observed after stroke including mobility, communication, cognitive-behavioral impairments, upper extremity dysfunction, and visual impairment.
- Recognize various research studies to increase knowledge of CVA rehabilitation
"Seminar-On-Demand" course are streamed on your web browser if the online version if purchased. Our SODs are optimized for the most current versions of Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. A current version of Adobe Flashplayer is also required when viewing on a desktop or laptop computer. All SOD courses are mobile ready.
Contact Hours: 4 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
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 0.40 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Cynthia Diaz is employed by North Carolina Virtual Academy 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