Being well versed on potential risk factors and stroke related information is critical in our efforts as healthcare professionals to educate our patients in preventing acute illnesses such as this. Therefore, in this course we will examine the pathophysiology of a stroke, the different types of strokes depending on root cause, the prevalence of stroke in the United States, and the forms of diagnostic testing available. We will also discuss the treatment options for strokes, the risk factors and the preventative measures that may help our patients avoid initial or recurrent strokes.
Upon completion of this course, participant will be able to:
- Define stroke, otherwise known as cerebrovascular accident, and discuss its pathophysiology.
- Describe the various types of strokes based on their cause.
- Name the different stroke risk factors, modifiable and nonmodifiable.
- Examine the role of genetics as a risk factor for stroke.
- Recognize the prevalence of stroke in the United States.
- Identify stroke symptoms and know the 5 warning signs of a stroke.
- Explain how to apply the F.A.S.T test to quickly assess a stroke.
- Distinguish the different diagnostic methods used for stroke.
- List the treatment options available for strokes, depending on the type of stroke.
- Examine the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association acute care stroke guidelines.
- Recognize the elements that are involved in post-stroke care and rehabilitation.
- Identify the different post stroke recovery stages outlined by the Brunnstrom Approach.
- Evaluate the incidence of recurrent stroke in patients with history of stroke.
- Describe the contributions of the American Stroke Association in stroke education and prevention.
- Outline the different methods of stroke prevention including healthy behaviors and
managing chronic diseases like blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease.
- Review the types of stroke disease screenings available.
- Discuss approaches to improve therapeutic outcomes of stroke patients through enhanced interprofessional collaboration.
Contact Hours : 4 Hours
Course Fee: $20 / Participant
Author: Elvia Sellountos, Pharm D, RPh.
Target Audience: Nursing Healthcare Professionals
Instructional Methods: Online Independent Self-Study (Training + Post-Test). A minimum passing score of 70% is required for course completion. A Printable (Pdf) Certificate By Email.
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