Stroke is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. About 800,000 people in the U.S. will have a stroke this year. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and a leading cause of severe, long-term disability. This course provides healthcare professionals with information about the etiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, and pharmacologic management of acute ischemic stroke, including stroke complicating cardiac catheterization. It also discusses the evaluation process for recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) in acute ischemic stroke and pharmacologic management of acute ischemic stroke.
The goal of this program is to provide nurses and physical therapists with information about the etiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, and pharmacologic management of acute ischemic stroke, including stroke complicating cardiac catheterization. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Identify two causes of acute ischemic stroke
- Describe the evaluation process for recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) in acute ischemic stroke
- Discuss the pharmacologic management of acute ischemic stroke
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, physical therapists, and EMTs/paramedics.
EMTs/paramedics: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
OnCourse Learning is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), formerly known as Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).
CEH Number and Category: 1.0 Advanced
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Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.
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