Stroke

Stroke Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Subspecialist Physicians, Family Practitioners, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 3 (STRK3) Topics Include:  FAST-ED Protocol, Common Causes and Mechanisms, Diagnosing Mild Stroke, Antiplatelet Therapy, Poststroke Depression, and more. 

To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Full Course:
STRK3
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
STRK3A, STRK3B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Stroke Management

Implement the FAST-ED protocol for patients with suspected stroke; Elaborate on ethical issues surrounding consent for, and use of, tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) in patients with stroke; Recognize presentations of, risk factors for, and causes of stroke in children; Identify conditions that mimic stroke in pediatric patients; Establish protocols for the diagnosis of stroke in children.

Neurology Update

Define stupor, coma, and delirium; Distinguish between dementia and delirium; Ascertain the underlying cause of acutely altered mental status; Manage a patient with acute ischemic stroke; Summarize the findings of recent trials that evaluated the efficacy and safety of thrombectomy up to 24 hours after acute ischemic stroke.

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Secondary Prevention of Stroke /Dietary Calcium

Recognize common causes and mechanisms of stroke; Differentiate among subtypes of stroke based on signs and symptoms; Select effective strategies for secondary prevention of stroke; Provide guidance to help patients meet their goals for dietary intake of calcium; Identify risks associated with calcium supplementation.

Stroke Prevention/Rare Causes of Stroke

Manage risk factors in patients with a history of stroke; Prescribe effective treatment regimens to reduce the risk for recurrent ischemic events; Weigh the risks and benefits of antithrombotic therapies for the prevention of stroke; Diagnose underlying disease in patients with recurrent stroke despite appropriate management; Identify red flags that are suggestive of rare causes of stroke.

Mild and Rapidly Improving Stroke/Stroke Prevention

Use standardized scales and criteria to diagnose mild stroke; Determine whether deficits in patients with mild stroke should be considered disabling; Identify patients with rapidly improving symptoms after stroke who may benefit from tissue plasminogen activator therapy; Optimize treatment of hypertension in patients who require secondary stroke prevention; Set appropriate lipid-lowering targets for patients at high risk for cardiovascular events.

Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Three Perspectives

Distinguish among screening tools used by paramedics for the prehospital identification of ICH; Characterize interventions that can reduce prehospital deterioration in patients with ICH; Predict risk for recurrent stroke or thromboembolism based on the etiology of ICH; Recommend appropriate secondary stroke prevention therapies for patients with ICH; Identify patients who are appropriate candidates for minimally invasive evacuation of ICH.

Stroke/Chronic Cough

Recognize the risks and benefits of antiplatelet therapy for secondary stroke prevention; Compare the efficacy of endarterectomy and carotid stent placement in patients with asymptomatic stenosis; Identify stroke patients who may benefit from reperfusion therapy on the basis of time of stroke onset and other clinical findings; Recognize common causes of chronic cough; Select an appropriate neuromodulator therapy for refractory chronic cough.

Optimizing Stroke Systems of Care/ Pediatric Neurology

Recognize a large vessel occlusion in a patient with stroke; Cite targeted stroke recommendations, including door-in to door-out times; Optimize treatment of adrenoleukodystrophy; Explain the mechanism of disease of Fragile X Syndrome; Identify COL4A1-related disease in a pediatric patient.

Poststroke Treatment

Identify the differential diagnosis in a patient with symptoms of poststroke depression; Assess a patient's risk for depression after a stroke based on the location of the cerebral lesion; Provide patients with effective nonpharmacologic options to treat poststroke depression; Recognize mechanisms of neuroplasticity that underlie the recovery of motor function after stroke; Maximize the role of exercise and nutrition in recovery after stroke.

Stroke and Telemedicine/ Neuropsychological Considerations of Parkinson Disease

Use telestroke in the assessment of stroke; List benefits of using telestroke; Cite the cognitive impairments associated with PD; Identify risk for cognitive impairment in PD; Plan management strategies for cognitive impairment in PD.

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Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  Family PracticeInternal MedicineObesity and Neurology.

If you have taken the current Stroke CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in Women's Health plus over 40 other specialties and subspecialties.  Lectures are recorded annually at the top seminars and conferences to provide the most current medical education to our clients.

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    Danielle R., FNP, Illinois
  • Working in Neurosurgery it is important to stay up to date on studies and guidelines.  This course met those objectives for my knowledge and practice.

    Tara L., PAC, New York

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