In patients with symptoms of acute stroke, early recognition and interventions have been identified as critical factors in stroke outcomes. Evidence-based care can identify, manage, and prevent stroke-related complications. Nurses and physicians must understand stroke management to prevent disability and death. This course aims to present the most up-to-date practices for managing patients with acute stroke.
Tennessee Department of Health: Emergency Medical Services (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)
Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Florida Board of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)
This CE activity is accredited for 1.00 Advanced CEH by Relias LLC, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Current Evidence in the Pre-Hospital Setting
Stroke and Current Evidence
Pre-Hospital Stroke Protocols
Pre-Hospital Diagnostic Scales
Transport Decisions and Scales to Detect a Large Vessel Occlusion
Section 3: Stroke Teams and Telemedicine
Time is Crucial
Mobile Stroke Units
Section 4: Stroke Diagnostics
Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)
Modified Rankin Scale (mRs)
Other Diagnostic Testing
Section 5: Treatment for Acute Stroke
Goal of Acute Stroke Treatment
Inclusion Criteria for Fibrinolytic Therapy
Endovascular Therapy (EVT)
General Stroke Management
Section 6: Treatment of Hemorrhagic Strokes
Reducing Intracranial Pressure
Management of Seizures
Zeliha has extensive experience in critical care nursing in acute care hospitals, including cardiac intensive care and medical intensive care units. She has served in various roles, such as lung transplant coordinator, educator, preceptor, charge nurse, and code nurse. Additionally, Zeliha has worked on several quality initiatives for the ICU, such as infection control, cardiac education, and nursing onboarding. She earned a bachelor of science in nursing from Saint John University in Rochester, New York. She has a master of science in nursing and a master’s in clinical nurse leadership (CNL) from Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is also a certified critical care nurse (CCRN). Disclosure: Zeliha Ozen, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNL has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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