Interventional Rescue for Stroke - RAD610

Interventional Rescue for Stroke

Getting Tough on Clots

by Anna Ver Hage, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC, CNRN, CCRN
(4.6 / 691 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (0.50 CE Credit)

Price: $7.00
CE-PRO Price: $3.50


Treatment for acute ischemic stroke focuses on improving perfusion to the affected area of the brain by restoring blood flow through thrombolytic therapy, mechanical revascularization (the use of devices that extract the clot), or in some cases, emergent stenting. The goal is minimizing disability and improving functional outcomes. The impact of treatment on mortality has yet to be proved. Nurses and other healthcare professionals should be familiar with treatment options, understand the need for quick interventions, and recognize how their role can improve patient outcomes. This module provides healthcare providers with information about interventional radiology procedures to treat acute ischemic stroke.


The goal of this continuing education module is to inform healthcare providers about endovascular procedures to treat acute ischemic stroke. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify emergent treatment options for patients experiencing an acute ischemic stroke
  • Describe the role of endovascular treatment in acute ischemic stroke treatment
  • Discuss management of a patient with stroke after an endovascular treatment

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, imaging and radiation therapists, and physicians.
Imaging and radiation therapists: 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 or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
This activity is approved for Category A continuing education credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 08/15/2014 to 9/1/2017 and 5/9/2018 to 6/1/2021.
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.

Course Originally Released on: 1/17/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/4/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/1/2021

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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Julie M - Swisher, IA  ·  Apr 06, 2020
read between the lines
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Miles S - SUGAR LAND, TX  ·  Apr 03, 2020
This relates to my discipline which is cardiology
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AUDREY B - Kinsale, VA  ·  Apr 03, 2020
Very informative. As an EMT this has reaffirmed my level of skill to care for patients pre-hospital.
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John F - Peoria, AZ  ·  Mar 29, 2020
great information about stroke management
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Heather S - Phoenix, AZ  ·  Mar 06, 2020
Great information on what to expect on anyone having a stoke.
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Price: $7.00
CE-PRO Price: $3.50