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 1 (STRK1) Topics Include:  Management of TIA, Differentiate TIA from Stroke, Cryptogenic Stroke, Ischemic Stroke, Stroke in 2017, and more. 

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

Full Course:
STRK1
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
STRK1A, STRK1B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Monitoring/Neuroanesthesia

Select appropriate physiologic parameters for perioperative monitoring; Minimize the incidence of intraoperative hypotension; Cite literature assessing the value of mechanical intervention for the treatment of patients with acute ischemic stroke; Incorporate the use of perfusion imaging into protocols for triage of patients with stroke; Identify patients most likely to benefit from intervention for acute ischemic stroke.

Clinical Applications of Neuropsychological Assessment with TBI and Stroke

Recognize the benefits of neuropsychological evaluation in patients with brain injury; Weigh the benefits and limitations of the fixed and flexible approaches to neuropsychological testing.; Determine the level of premorbid functioning in patients with brain injury; Assess appropriate and inadequate effort in patients during neuropsychological testing; Use appropriate batteries of tests to assess neurocognitive function.

Management of Transient Ischemic Attack and Prevention of Secondary Stroke

Cite established and evidence-based interventions for prevention of secondary stroke; Recognize the currently known and potential benefits of using newer oral anticoagulant agents; Evaluate the current evidence on long-term cardiac monitoring for atrial fibrillation and anticoagulation in patients with cryptogenic stroke and embolic stroke of unknown source; Identify appropriate patients for monotherapy or combination antiplatelet therapy; Discuss the use of medical vs surgical therapy in patients with intracranial stenosis.

Stroke: Emergency Management/Palliative Care

Inform patients and the general public about the need for emergency treatment of individuals with symptoms of stroke; Coordinate with emergency medical providers in the treatment of patients with symptoms of acute stroke; Implement strategies to decrease door-to-needle time in patients with acute stroke; Use the SPIKES protocol to communicate with family members of patients who have had a severe stroke; Answer questions about hospice care posed by family members of patients nearing end of life.

Highlights from the 2nd Annual Comprehensive Stroke and Cerebrovascular Update

Formulate strategies to decrease door-to-needle times in patients with stroke; Select appropriate tests for initial workup of patients with stroke; Differentiate a transient ischemic attack from a stroke; Choose appropriate patients to receive anticoagulation therapy following a stroke; Diagnose and treat venous system stroke.

Cryptogenic Stroke/Sleep Apnea and Stroke

Define cryptogenic stroke (CS); Choose effective imaging studies and monitoring to determine the mechanism of stroke in patients with CS; Treat CS according to current guidelines; Evaluate the evidence supporting a relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and stroke; Distinguish among types of positive airway pressure and indications for their use.

Acute Stroke

Recognize hallmark signs of acute stroke; Identify stroke patients who may benefit from intravenous tissue plasminogen activator and/or thrombectomy; Review trial data and outcomes for use of intravenous tissue plasminogen activator and thrombectomy; Explain ischemic and remote limb preconditioning and their potential role in treatment of stroke; Explore the potential role of pluripotent stem cells in stroke therapy.

Stroke/Heart Failure

Recognize signs of cardiac etiology of an ischemic stroke; Determine the cardiac etiology of stroke and categorize its risk; Improve cardiac evaluation in acute stroke patients; Develop an effective pharmacologic approach to prevent or reduce readmissions for end-stage heart failure; Interpret the results of the Digitalis Investigation Group trial.

Carotid Stroke/Stroke Genetics

Identify and treat asymptomatic carotid stenosis to minimize the risk for carotid stroke; Evaluate evidence supporting intensive medical management vs carotid stenting or endarterectomy; Counsel patients about lifestyle modifications associated with reduced risk for stroke; Map out a pedigree to identify patterns of inheritance in the families of patients with stroke; Distinguish among heritable conditions associated with stroke.

Diagnosis and Management of Stroke in 2017

Explain the benefits and risks of current treatments for acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke; Educate patients on the prevention of secondary stroke; Evaluate the evidence concerning newer therapies for stroke prevention; Identify children and adolescents at high risk for stroke and include stroke in the differential diagnosis; Participate in the creation of institutional pathways for diagnosing and managing stroke in children.

Management of Transient Ischemic Attack and Prevention of Secondary Stroke

Cite established and evidence-based interventions for prevention of secondary stroke; Recognize the currently known and potential benefits of using newer oral anticoagulant agents; Evaluate the current evidence on long-term cardiac monitoring for atrial fibrillation and anticoagulation in patients with cryptogenic stroke and embolic stroke of unknown source; Identify appropriate patients for monotherapy or combination antiplatelet therapy; Discuss the use of medical vs surgical therapy in patients with intracranial stenosis.

Highlights from the 2nd Annual Comprehensive Stroke and Cerebrovascular Update

Formulate strategies to decrease door-to-needle times in patients with stroke; Select appropriate tests for initial workup of patients with stroke; Differentiate a transient ischemic attack from a stroke; Choose appropriate patients to receive anticoagulation therapy following a stroke; Diagnose and treat venous system stroke.

Cryptogenic Stroke/Sleep Apnea and Stroke

Define cryptogenic stroke (CS); Choose effective imaging studies and monitoring to determine the mechanism of stroke in patients with CS; Treat CS according to current guidelines; Evaluate the evidence supporting a relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and stroke; Distinguish among types of positive airway pressure and indications for their use.

Stroke/Heart Failure

Recognize signs of cardiac etiology of an ischemic stroke; Determine the cardiac etiology of stroke and categorize its risk; Improve cardiac evaluation in acute stroke patients; Develop an effective pharmacologic approach to prevent or reduce readmissions for end-stage heart failure; Interpret the results of the Digitalis Investigation Group trial.

Diagnosis and Management of Stroke in 2017

Explain the benefits and risks of current treatments for acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke; Educate patients on the prevention of secondary stroke; Evaluate the evidence concerning newer therapies for stroke prevention; Identify children and adolescents at high risk for stroke and include stroke in the differential diagnosis; Participate in the creation of institutional pathways for diagnosing and managing stroke in children.

Monitoring/Neuroanesthesia

Select appropriate physiologic parameters for perioperative monitoring; Minimize the incidence of intraoperative hypotension; Cite literature assessing the value of mechanical intervention for the treatment of patients with acute ischemic stroke; Incorporate the use of perfusion imaging into protocols for triage of patients with stroke; Identify patients most likely to benefit from intervention for acute ischemic stroke.

Clinical Applications of Neuropsychological Assessment with TBI and Stroke

Recognize the benefits of neuropsychological evaluation in patients with brain injury; Weigh the benefits and limitations of the fixed and flexible approaches to neuropsychological testing.; Determine the level of premorbid functioning in patients with brain injury; Assess appropriate and inadequate effort in patients during neuropsychological testing; Use appropriate batteries of tests to assess neurocognitive function.

Stroke: Emergency Management/Palliative Care

Inform patients and the general public about the need for emergency treatment of individuals with symptoms of stroke; Coordinate with emergency medical providers in the treatment of patients with symptoms of acute stroke; Implement strategies to decrease door-to-needle time in patients with acute stroke; Use the SPIKES protocol to communicate with family members of patients who have had a severe stroke; Answer questions about hospice care posed by family members of patients nearing end of life.

Acute Stroke

Recognize hallmark signs of acute stroke; Identify stroke patients who may benefit from intravenous tissue plasminogen activator and/or thrombectomy; Review trial data and outcomes for use of intravenous tissue plasminogen activator and thrombectomy; Explain ischemic and remote limb preconditioning and their potential role in treatment of stroke; Explore the potential role of pluripotent stem cells in stroke therapy.

Carotid Stroke/Stroke Genetics

Identify and treat asymptomatic carotid stenosis to minimize the risk for carotid stroke; Evaluate evidence supporting intensive medical management vs carotid stenting or endarterectomy; Counsel patients about lifestyle modifications associated with reduced risk for stroke; Map out a pedigree to identify patterns of inheritance in the families of patients with stroke; Distinguish among heritable conditions associated with stroke.

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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