Stroke Prevention and Treatment – 4 Hours



As healthcare professionals, it is critical for us to have a good understanding of potential risk factors and stroke-related information. This knowledge helps us educate our patients on how to prevent acute illnesses such as stroke. In this course, we will cover various aspects such as the pathophysiology of stroke, the different types of strokes based on the root cause, the prevalence of stroke in the United States, and the available diagnostic tests. We will also discuss the treatment options for strokes, the risk factors, and the preventative measures that can 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 assess a stroke quickly.
  • 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 a history of stroke.
  • Describe the contributions of the American Stroke Association in stroke education and prevention.
  • Outline the different stroke prevention methods 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, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP), and Nurse Practitioners (NP)

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 the CPE monitor within 30 days of completion.

The National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing education.

NPTA approves Biologix Solutions LLC as a Joint Provider of continuing pharmacy education. Approval

Disclaimers: Elvia Sellountos has no actual or potential conflict of interest regarding this program. It received no commercial support and has been peer-reviewed to ensure non-commercialization.

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