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Advanced Stroke Management

Advanced Stroke Management

Advanced Stroke Management

Maureen Sullivan-Tevault
Maureen Sullivan-Tevault
on behalf of Pedagogy Incorporated

$30.00 $ 30.00 $ 30.00

$30.00 $ 30.00 $ 30.00

$ 30.00 $ 30.00 $ 30.00
$ 30.00 $ 30.00 $ 30.00
Normal Price: $30.00 $30.00


Launch date: 08 Sep 2017
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Last updated: 22 Jan 2018

Reference: 184663

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Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Few conditions can occur as rapidly and with as devastating consequences as stroke. Data from the American Stroke Association (ASA) indicate that over 700,000 people in the United States suffer a stroke each year. Immediate emergency treatment is critical to surviving a stroke with the least amount of damage to the brain and the ability to function. Every stroke or transient ischemic attack must be treated as a life-threatening emergency. Thus, it is important that all healthcare providers be educated on the early identification of stroke symptoms, emergency care options, and prevention of recurrent stroke.This course, Advanced Stroke Management, will discuss the anatomy and physiology of a stroke. It will outline the cerebral artery anatomy and identify stroke symptoms as they relate to the various artery involvements. Radiological testing, laboratory values, medications, and nursing interventions will be addressed, as they pertain to the treatment of the acute stroke patient. In 2003, The Joint Commission launched its Primary Stroke Center Certification Program. As of January, 2011, there are more than 800 certified primary stroke centers. The designation signifies that the hospitals meet requirements to provide emergency diagnostic and therapeutic services by a multidisciplinary team 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to patients with symptoms of acute stroke. Eight hours of annual stroke specific continuing education is REQUIRED for the staffs that comprise the CORE stroke team. Additionally, at least 80% of the Emergency Department staff is required to have knowledge of the stroke pathophysiology, presentation, assessment, diagnosis and treatment including thrombolytic therapy. Finally, Nurses on non-stroke units, where stroke patients are not routinely cared for, and ancillary staff should receive education related to recognition of stroke signs and symptoms and activation of the organization’s emergency response processes. This course would be excellent for all healthcare providers, and assist hospitals seeking both initial and renewal of primary stroke center certification.


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to
1. Identify signs and symptoms of a stroke, and appropriate emergency treatment
2. Differentiate the difference between a stroke and a transient ischemic attack (T.I.A.)
3. Calculate the appropriate dose of t-PA for treatment of ischemic stroke
4. Identify the risks and benefits of t-PA administration
5. List the appropriate members of a (stroke) rehabilitation team
6. Discuss the N.I.H. stroke scale and its use in evaluation of stroke severity
7. Describe measures to decrease the risk of a recurrent stroke (“secondary prevention”)
8. Discuss the anatomy and physiology of the brain and cerebral arteries.
9. Define the penumbra in relation to acute stroke care
10. Describe the care for the acute stroke patient during a hospital stay
11. Describe emergency interventions for a patient diagnosed with an acute stroke.
Maureen Sullivan-Tevault

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Maureen Sullivan-Tevault
on behalf of Pedagogy Incorporated

Maureen has over 25 years in Emergency and Trauma nursing, including nursing positions as the Emergency Department Manager, Director of Staff Education, Trauma Coordinator, and Stroke Program Manager. In addition, she has also been certified as both a BLS and ACLS instructor, and adjunct faculty for an LPN nursing program. Maureen has also written nursing articles for the following journals: Nursing Spectrum, ADVANCE nursing magazine, and The Journal of Emergency Care, Rescue, and Transportation.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 3.00 Hours
  • Georgia Board of Nursing
  • 3.00 Hours
  • Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators
  • 3.00 Units -
    Exam Attempts: 3
    Exam Pass Rate: 50

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