Stroke, the fifth-ranking cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the U.S., is the country’s primary neurological problem. Each year, about 800,000 people have a new or recurrent stroke costing more than $34 billion in medical care and disability. Risk factors, characteristics of left- and right-hemispheric strokes and appropriate rehabilitation goals are discussed.
The goal of this stroke continuing education module is to help nurses and physical therapists differentiate between identification, treatment and care of patients with left- and right-hemispheric strokes. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- List modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors of stroke
- Identify neurological deficits associated with left- and right-sided strokes
- List appropriate goals of rehabilitation for a patient who has had a stroke
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses and physical therapists.
Physical therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by The NY State Education Department of CE for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/18.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by The Physical Therapy Board of CA as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of CA.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with the IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through 9/30/2018.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The OH Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 12S1690 for 11/16/12 to 11/16/13, 13S1884 for 11/17/13 to 11/17/14; 14S1707 for 11/18/14 to 11/18/15; 15S2339 for 11/19/15 to 11/19/16).
The FL Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CE110017865 for 01/01/11 to 12/31/11, CE120018037 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12, CE130019750 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CE140021530 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CE150023667 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27037 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply The FL Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The TN Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 CE Requirement (approval no. 4105 for 12/06/11 to 12/05/12, 4803 for 12/06/12 to 12/05/13, 5252 for 12/06/13 to 12/05/14; 5817 for 12/06/14 to 12/05/15; 2144 for 12/06/15 to 12/05/16).
The PA Board of PT (approval no. PTCE002771 for 01/14/12 to 12/31/12; PTCE004243 for 01/26/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE006381 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16).
The NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 95-2012 from 01/03/12 to 01/31/14; 717-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16).
This course has been approved by:
The MD State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 11/17/11 to 11/17/15; 10/30/15 to 10/30/19.
The NV State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 12/09/11 to 07/31/13; 07/31/13 to 07/31/15; 07/31/15 to 07/31/17.
The IL Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The IL Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-4109 for 01/01/12 to 01/01/13). According to the Rules for the Administration of the IL Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the IL Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in IL can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.
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Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.
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