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, health educators, speech-language pathologists and radiologic technologists.
Radiology Techs: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
This activity is approved for Category A continuing education credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 7/29/2013 to 8/1/2016.
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.
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Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.