Acute Stroke Care- 6 Contact Hours



According to the world health organization, stroke is defined as a: “clinical syndrome of presumed vascular origin, typified by rapidly developing signs of focal or global disturbance of cerebral functions lasting more than 24 hours or leading to death”. In the developed world it is now the second leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in adults after heart disease. Heart disease and stroke are now the two leading causes of death in some developing countries.

Learning Objectives

At the end of completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the prevalence of stroke
  • Identify risk factors for stroke
  • Discuss the types of stroke
  • Describe the structural anatomy and physiology of the brain and the effect of stroke on its functioning
  • Summarize the pathophysiology and etiology of stroke
  • Describe the evaluation and management of stroke in the prehospital and emergency department areas
  • Discuss the guidelines for early intervention and management of patients with acute stroke
  • Identify the risks and management of stroke during hospitalization in ICU, or stroke units
  • Discuss preventive measures for stroke reassurance
  • Describe the nursing plan of care, education, and intervention for acute stroke
  • Review The Joint Commission stroke core measures
  • Review the interventions, and goals of physical, occupational, and speech therapists in the management and rehabilitation of stroke patients

Course Content

Total learning: 2 lessons / 1 quiz Time: 6 hours

Contact Hours

6 Contact Hours



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