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 2 (STRK2) Topics Include:  Postacute Stroke Care, Managing Acute Ischemic Stroke, Etiology of Stroke, Managing Cryptogenic Stroke, Endovascular Therapy in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke, and more. 

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

Full Course:
STRK2
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
STRK2A, STRK2B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Dyslipidemia/Stroke Rehabilitation

Differentiate between the approaches of the American College of Cardiology/National Heart Association guidelines and National Lipid Association guidelines on reducing atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk in adults; List indications for use of nonstatin therapy in adults with atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk; Assess data on the efficacy of proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin 9 inhibitors; Recommend lifestyle changes to modify risk factors for stroke; Compare outcomes of patients placed in inpatient rehabilitation facilities vs skilled nursing facilities for postacute stroke care.

Highlights from the 9th Annual Practical Management of Acute Stroke: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Identify patients with acute ischemic stroke who are potential candidates for thrombolytic and endovascular therapy; Evaluate and provide justification for clinical situations where it may be necessary to deviate from guidelines to most appropriately treat select patients; Use stroke scales to determine the severity of neurologic damage in patients with hemorrhagic stroke; Review the appropriate acute and subacute management of patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage; Describe therapies used to decrease hematoma expansion and secondary neurologic injury in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage.

Advances in Stroke Care 2018

Explain the difference between a primary stroke center and a comprehensive stroke center; Manage a patient with acute ischemic stroke; List the five pillars of stroke prevention; Create a protocol for emergent management of transient ischemic attack; Select secondary preventive agents for patients with ischemic stroke.

Stroke/Intracranial Hypertension

Identify the features of a patent foramen ovale that create high risk for recurrent stroke; Assess evidence supporting the efficacy of closure of patent foramen ovale in decreasing the risk for stroke; Recognize presenting symptoms of stroke in neonates; Recommend appropriate imaging studies for children with stroke; Diagnose rebound intracranial hypertension.

Secondary Stroke Prevention/Debilitating Pounding Headache

Identify the etiology of stroke in a patient presenting with stroke; Prescribe secondary preventive strategies for patients with stroke; List risks and benefits of various novel oral anticoagulants; Assess a patient who may have secondary hypertension; Diagnose pheochromocytoma.

Emergency Neurology

Distinguish among different etiologies of seizures; Select appropriate diagnostic and laboratory studies for the evaluation of new-onset seizures; Recognize the impact of changes in blood pressure on brain injuries; Adequately evaluate the patient with suspected subarachnoid hemorrhage; Choose among treatment options for elevated intracranial pressure.

Vascular Pearls/Stroke Updates

Diagnose and triage patients with digital discoloration; Manage a patient with Raynaud syndrome; Evaluate a patient with stroke according to the most recent guidelines from the American Heart Association; Manage a patient with cryptogenic stroke; Advise and treat a patient with patent foramen ovale and recent stroke.

Stroke Update

Identify classic physical examination findings associated with anterior and posterior ischemic strokes; List physical examination findings that increase the odds that a patient's symptoms represent a stroke mimic; Appropriately select patients for placement in the diagnostic pathway for subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) based on history and physical examination; Choose optimal diagnostic and procedural modalities to evaluate patients with presentation suspicious for SAH; Use appropriate targets for systolic blood pressure in patients with various types of intracranial hemorrhages.

QUALIFIES FOR RISK MANAGEMENT/PATIENT SAFETY/MEDICAL ERRORS R161

Stroke Updates from the 7th Annual Miami Neuro Symposium

Identify patients eligible for tissue plasminogen activator therapy within 4.5 hr of onset of stroke; Implement guidelines for endovascular therapy in patients with acute ischemic stroke; Characterize each of the tiered levels of stroke care; Diagnose posterior circulation stroke based on clinical characteristics and hallmark findings; Differentiate among the posterior circulation cerebrovascular syndromes.

Expanded Opportunities for Mechanical Thrombectomy in Acute Ischemic Stroke

Recognize the effect of time to thrombectomy on the outcome of acute ischemic stroke; Implement guidelines on the management of acute ischemic strokes occurring in the anterior circulation; Explain how the findings of the DAWN and DEFUSE-3 trials changed the management of acute ischemic stroke; Use the Alberta Stroke Program Early Computed Tomography Score to assess eligibility for endovascular therapy in patients with acute ischemic stroke; Select appropriate patients with minor stroke for endovascular therapy.

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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    Brian L., DO, California
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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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