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.
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.
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.
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