Stroke is a major neurological problem in the United States, affecting millions of people and their families. Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death and the primary cause of serious disability. About 800,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke each year. The direct and indirect cost of stroke in the U.S. is estimated at $34 billion. This estimate includes acute care, acute rehabilitation and follow-up care needed to manage ongoing neurological deficits. This module provides nurses and other healthcare professionals with an understanding of stroke, its treatment and actions to increase public awareness to prevent stroke.
The purpose of this stroke continuing education program is to provide nurses, dietitians, health educators, speech-language pathologists and radiologic technologists an understanding of stroke, its treatment and actions to increase public awareness to prevent stroke. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Differentiate between ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke
- Identify risk factors for stroke
- Describe interventions for patients with stroke
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, paramedics and EMTs, health educators, physicians, radiologic technologists, and speech language pathologists.
Health Educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.
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Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.
Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.