0274_SMCS_ Introduction to Stroke Patient Management_EM_2024
There have been many recent advances in the care and management of the stroke patient. Current practice can be habitual and not reflect recent advances, for example we can potentially treat a patient with acute ischemic stroke up to 24 hours from last known well with effective treatments such as mechanical thrombectomy. The goal of this course is to provide a comprehensive introduction to evidence-based stroke patient management for those nurses who work on a stroke designated unit.
Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Nurse, Registered (RN)
Other Healthcare Professionals
At the end of this course learners should be able to:
1. Discuss the management of the acute stroke patient, prioritizing components of thrombolytic therapy administration, mechanical thrombectomy and articulate strategies to reduce transfer times.
2. Articulate knowledge in the management of the hemorrhagic stroke patient.
3. Demonstrate knowledge essential care for RNs that includes, but is not limited to, swallow screen and the NIHSS.
4. Evaluate the roles and responsibilities of all team members, including yours, in stroke core measure compliance.
Culturally Appropriate Care which is Free of Implicit Biases (AB 1195 & 241):
Learners are strongly encouraged to engage in self-directed learning related to the impact of implicit biases in this clinical area via the references provided below:
- Bhat, A., Mahajan, V., & Wolfe, N. (2021, March). Implicit bias in stroke care: A recurring old problem in the rising incidence of young stroke. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 85, 27-35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jocn.2020.12.017
- Ospel, J.M. et al. Toward a Better Understanding of Sex- and Gender-Related Differences in Endovascular Stroke Treatment: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke. 2022;53:e396–e406. https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/STR.0000000000000411
Disclosure of Financial or In-Kind Commercial Support & Conflict of Interest
No one involved in the planning or presentation of this educational activity have any relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. No financial or in-kind commercial support was received to produce or promote this educational activity.
– Provider Designee/Verification: Kerri Maya, PhD(c), MSL, RN, NPD-BC
In support of improving patient care, Sutter Health, is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Designation Statement
Sutter Health designates this On-Demand activity for a maximum of 2.75 continuing professional development contact hours for nurses. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Please watch the succession of learning videos of stroke management presentations. You will then be asked to complete a post-activity assessment which you must pass with a score of 870% or better. You may then claim CE credit in line with your clinical discipline as well. Please be thorough in your completion of the course objects included for this activity.
- 2.75 ANCC
In support of improving patient care, Sutter Health, is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
This course/program has been awarded 2.75 ANCC contact hour(s). Sutter Health is accredited provider of nursing continuing professional development. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 2.75 CA BRN
This activity is approved for 2.75 contact hour(s) by Sutter Health, which is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. (Provider Number 17182). Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.