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, radiologic technologists, and speech language pathologists.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 3000, 3020, 4000, 4040, 4090, 5000, 5260, 5300, 5410.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
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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.
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