Certified Stroke Centers - 18-GANN-F3-0028

Certified Stroke Centers

What Does This Designation Really Mean?

by Anna Ver Hage, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC, CNRN, CCRN
18-GANN-F3-0028
(4.5 / 349 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Emergency Medical Services (1.00 CEH)

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Summary:

In 2003, The Joint Commission launched a certification program for primary stroke centers using the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association recommendations. The new stroke certification program prompted hospitals across the nation to develop protocols, guidelines, and plans of care to treat stroke as a medical emergency. Now there are more than 1,000 certified PSCs in the United States. The coalition has also published recommendations for advanced certification of comprehensive stroke centers, which offer neurointerventional service. In 2012, TJC began offering a certification process for CSCs. While a PSC can handle most acute stroke patients, a CSC can handle all stroke patients, including the most complex and complicated cases. This module will familiarize nurses and other healthcare professionals with certification standards and compliance requirements of certified primary and comprehensive stroke centers.

Objectives:

The goal of this stroke center certification continuing education program is to familiarize nurses and EMS professionals with certification standards and compliance requirements of certified primary and comprehensive stroke centers. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain the requirements for a certified primary stroke center
  • Explain the requirements for a certified comprehensive stroke center
  • Discuss the required educational topics for the stroke patient
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, EMTs/paramedics, and physicians.
 
EMTs/paramedics: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
This CE activity is accredited for 1.0 Basic CEH by OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).
 
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I understand that OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.

Course Originally Released on: 2/21/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/17/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/30/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

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Samantha P - Fort Myers, FL  ·  May 26, 2020
This course was educational about the different organizations.
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Hector R - TAMPA, FL  ·  May 23, 2020
very interesting subject to review
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Katelynn B - naples, FL  ·  May 14, 2020
great review, I will add much knowledge into my clinical practice
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Frank A - Staten Island, NY  ·  May 10, 2020
Too "in-house" oriented for pre-hospital providers. I would definitely recommend this for more advanced providers such as RNs and PAs
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Daisy T - Hockley, TX  ·  May 06, 2020
very detailed timeline for treatment windows
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