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 (Stroke Prevention and Treatment), pharmacists and pharmacy technicians 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.
Author: Elvia Sellountos, Pharm D, RPh
Contact Hours: 4 Hours
Activity Type: Knowledge-Based Home Study
Instructional Methods: Online Independent Self-Study (Training + Post-Test)
Target Audience: Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians
Cost: $25 / Participant
UAN: Pharmacist: 0384-9999-21-042-H04-P Technicians: 0384-9999-21-042-H04-T
Release Date: 09/28/2021 Expiration Date: 09/28/2024
Course Completion Certificate: A minimum passing score of 70% is required for course completion. A Printable (PDF) Certificate By Email. Credit will be reported to CPE monitor within 30 days of completion.
National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing education.
Biologix Solutions LLC is approved as a Joint Provider of continuing pharmacy education by NPTA. Approval
Disclaimers: Elvia Sellountos has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program. This program received no commercial support and has been peer-reviewed to ensure non-commercialization.
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