Ischemic stroke is a time-sensitive emergency that requires prompt, definitive treatment. The primary focus of treatment for ischemic stroke is reestablishing perfusion to the area(s) of the brain affected. This can be achieved through the use of pharmacologic or mechanical interventions/treatments. Endovascular interventions such as thrombectomy and stenting procedures are an option for some patients. These procedures are image-guided, minimally invasive, and show promise for minimizing patient disability and improving functional outcomes. The impact of these treatments on mortality has yet to be proved. Healthcare professionals in acute settings should be familiar with all treatment options, understand the need for quick interventions, and recognize how their role can improve patient outcomes.
This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) until 1/1/2023.
Approved by the ASRT for Category A continuing education credit
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ASRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.
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Section 1: Ischemic Stroke
About This Course
Section 2: Scenario
What Happens in Acute Ischemic Stroke?
Role of Thrombolysis
Section 3: Endovascular Treatments
Evaluation for Endovascular Reperfusion
Thrombectomy vs. Thrombolytics
History of Thrombectomy Devices
Times Are Changing
Revascularization Through Stenting
Section 4: Patient Care
And the Patient?
Section 5: Clinical Vignette
Section 6: Conclusion
Staff Writer: Paul Teelin, MSN, RN-BC
Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN, has over ten years' experience in radiology nursing, in vascular and interventional radiology as well as all imaging modalities. She is a Certified Radiology Nurse with clinical expertise in procedural sedation, cardiac CT, and radiation safety, and has prior experience in critical care, cardiac stepdown, and emergency care. She is a member of the Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing (ARIN) and RAD-AID International.Disclosure: Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Paul Teelin, MSN, RN-BC is a SME writer with Relias. Paul has a varied, multidisciplinary clinical background. As a respiratory therapist, he focused primarily on adult critical care, neonatal critical care, high-acuity transport, procedural care, outpatient care, and professional development. As a registered nurse, Paul’s clinical practice has been in the areas of medical/surgical care, orthopedics, perianesthesia care, invasive cardiology, care coordination, and nursing leadership. He has served as a course creator and instructor on various occasions over his years of practice. Paul has earned a Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Informatics and is certified in Informatics Nursing by the ANCC. He is an active member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.Disclosure: Paul Teelin, MSN, RN-BC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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