Acute Stroke Online

American Heart Association Continuing Education

Acute Stroke Online is a web-based, interactive course that provides training on the symptoms, diagnosis and management of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and complications of stroke. Course content is based on information from the AHA’s ACLS EP Manual and Resource Text, covering treatment from the field to the emergency department, as well as critical care and rehabilitation.

Course Fee: $34.95

Includes Acute Stroke Online access code which is emailed with instructions once you have registered.

Acute Stroke Online is a web-based, interactive course that provides training on the symptoms, diagnosis and management of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and complications of stroke. Course content is based on information from the AHA’s ACLS EP Manual and Resource Text, covering treatment from the field to the emergency department, as well as critical care and rehabilitation. The text has been adapted to an independent study activity to make this resource available to a wider audience of health professionals.

Course Covers:

  1. Stroke chain of survival
  2. 8 D’s of stroke survival
  3. Definitions of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke
  4. Pathophysiology
  5. Stroke risk factors, recognition, management
  6. Transition to critical care and rehabilitation

Objectives:

Objective 1: Discuss at least 3 risk factors for stroke.

Objective 2: List at least 2 conditions that can be present with neurologic signs or can mimic stroke, including, but not limited to, hypoglycemia and postictal paralysis.

Objective 3: Explain the difference in treatment for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.

Objective 4: Discuss the 3 components of the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale

Objective 5: Identify the time frame in which an ischemic stroke patient can be treated with fibrinolytic therapy.

Geared toward the experienced healthcare provider, this course is ideal for in-hospital, out-of-hospital and any healthcare provider who wants to improve his or her knowledge of stroke treatment.

Participants receive a certificate of completion for this course.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation – Physicians

The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Heart Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities sponsored by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials. Please note that ACCME/AMA offer Physician CME only to MDs and DOs.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation – Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.50 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Continuing Education Accreditation – Nurses

The American Heart Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.50 contact hours. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the American Heart Association or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services

This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 1.50 Advanced CEHs, activity number 13-AMHA-F3-0172.

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