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Course Overview

Stroke remains a major neurological problem in the U.S., affecting millions of people and their families. Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death and the primary cause of serious disability. About 795,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke each year. The direct and indirect costs of stroke in the U.S. are estimated at $46 billion a year. This estimate includes acute care, acute rehabilitation, missed work days, and follow-up care needed to manage ongoing neurological deficits. This course provides nurses and other healthcare professionals with an understanding of stroke, its treatment, and actions to increase public awareness to prevent stroke.

About the Course Author

Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND is a SME Writer focused on topics related to food, nutrition & dietetics for Relias. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist and has been a certified diabetes educator since 2003. Ms. Stefanski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and a master's degree in Adult Education with a special focus on distance learning. She was an adjunct instructor in the Stabler Department of Nursing at York College of Pennsylvania for 13 years. Stefanski is the owner of Stefanski Nutrition Services where she specializes in pediatric nutrition, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues and sports nutrition. Stefanski serves as national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

Olive Peart, MS, RT(R)(M), is a SME Writer with Relias. She is an established author, radiographer and educator with years of experience as a radiologic technology program director. She has authored several radiology and mammography related textbooks. She also volunteers with RAD-AID international and served as a program manager with the Asha Jyoti: Women's Healthcare Mobile Outreach Programme, Chandigarh, India and currently serves as RAD-AID's Chief Mammography Technologist for the RAD-AID USA Women's Health Initiative.

Olive Peart, MS,RT(R)(M) has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Susan Almon-Matangos, MS/CCC-SLP, is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist with over 30 years of experience. She obtained her bachelor's degree in psychology from Jacksonville State University and her Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology from The University of Alabama. She worked with clients of all ages and a variety of diagnostic conditions in school, hospital, skilled nursing facility, outpatient clinic, and home health settings. In her previous role as a national clinical director for a large contract therapy company, she created training programs for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology related to the clinical rehabilitation needs of older adults in post-acute care. She currently draws upon her expertise in her role at Relias as Lead Subject Matter Expert Writer for Speech-Language Pathology. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Susan Almon-Matangos, MS/CCC-SLP discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests with: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee; Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a contributor.
Sooa Devereaux, MSN, RN-BC is a SME writer with Relias. She has over 20 years of nursing experience, primarily in acute care and professional development. Sooa Devereaux, MSN, RN-BC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

Anna Ver Hage MSN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN, CNRN, is a Certified Critical Care Nurse, Certified Neuroscience Nurse, and an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She currently serves as stroke nurse practitioner in the division of neurological critical care at Banner Desert Medical Center, Mesa, Arizona. Anna has worked as a nurse and nurse practitioner for over 20 years in the critical care area in numerous university settings across the United States. Anna is an active member of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN).

Anna Ver Hage, MSN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN, CNRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (5 Match)

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

    1.50HOURS

    Intermediate Level

    0.15 ASHA CEUs

  • Kansas Health Department of Aging and Disability Services (Speech)

    1.50HOURS

    Approved for 1.5 continuing education clock hours for Kansas Speech Pathologists and Audiologists by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-S1057. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • American Society of Radiologic Technologists

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) until 7/1/2022.
    Approved by the ASRT for Category A continuing education credit
    This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ASRT 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.
  • Certified Health Education Specialist

    1.00HOURS

    Sponsored by Relias LLC, 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.
  • Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Medical Radiation Technologists

    1.00HOURS

    Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Medical Radiation Technologists (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Radiation technologists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-SCFR
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2021-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2024-04-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Differentiate between the workup and treatment of an ischemic stroke and a hemorrhagic stroke.; Identify the roles of the healthcare team in managing a patient with stroke.; List at least three risk factors increasing a patient’s risk for an ischemic and/or hemorrhagic stroke.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Stroke Care
    Significance of Stroke Care
    Types of Stroke
    Pathophysiology
    Treatment
    Treatment of Ischemic Stroke with Tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA)
    Treatment of Hemorrhagic Stroke
    Secondary Stroke Prevention
    Dysphagia
    Communication Deficits
    Cognitive-Communication and Right Hemisphere Deficits
    Section 3: Clinical Vignette
    Meet Mr. Martinez
    Section 4: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Health Educators; Intermediate level Speech and Language Pathologists; Level II level Dietitians; Nurses; Radiologic Technologists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.