Acute Stroke


This interactive course provides training on the symptoms, diagnosis and management of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and complications of stroke. Content is based on information from the AHA’s ACLS EP Manual and Resource Text, covering treatment from the field to the emergency department, as well as critical care and rehabilitation. Students will have until July 31, 2018 to redeem their course keys and will have access to the course until December 28, 2018.


Hours: 1.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education


The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Heart Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center


The American Heart Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.50 contact hours. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the American Heart Association or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE)


This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 1.50 Advanced CEHs, activity number 16-AMHA-F3-0323.

By claiming CAPCE credit, the claimant acknowledges the following: I understand that the American Heart Association, as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation, will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records maybe be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected, need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-AC-AHA-1409
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2020

THIS COURSE COVERS: Stroke chain of survival 8 D’s of stroke survival Definitions of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke Pathophysiology Stroke risk factors, recognition, and management Transition to critical care and rehabilitation LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Discuss at least 3 risk factors for stroke. List at least 2 conditions that can be present with neurologic signs or can mimic stroke, including, but not limited to, hypoglycemia and postictal paralysis. Explain the difference in treatment for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. Discuss the 3 components of the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale. Identify the time frame in which an ischemic stroke patient can be treated with fibrinolytic therapy

Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Emergency Medical Personnel; General Staff; Nurses; Physician Assistants; Physicians; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
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