Addiction Seminar CME / 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 1A (STRK1A) Topics Include:  Management of TIA, Differentiate TIA from Stroke, Cryptogenic Stroke, Ischemic Stroke, Stroke in 2017, and more. 

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Course Topics

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.

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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.

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