Managing the Patient with Acute Stroke - Initial Onset and the First 24 hours

Managing the Patient with Acute Stroke - Initial Onset and the First 24 hours 

In patients with symptoms of stroke, early recognition and intervention have been identified as key factors in outcomes of completed strokes. This includes initial assessment and stabilization of critical respiratory, circulatory, hemodynamic, and neurologic status, and obtaining crucial elements of a patient's history. Distinguishing ischemic from hemorrhagic strokes requires diagnostic applications that are performed within narrow windows of opportunity, to accurately and effectively select and administer appropriate treatment options. This course will instruct learners on the knowledge and skills needed to care for patients with an acute stroke from onset through the first 24 hours.

$15.00

Hours: 1.50
REL-AC-0-MANAGEPATIENT22

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-AC-0-MANAGEPATIENT22
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 5/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Describe the physiologic and symptomatic differences in ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
Discuss treatment interventions for acute strokes.
Describe management priorities following ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes.
Define risk factors for complications related to stroke interventions.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

A. About This Course

B. Learning Objectives

Section 2: Stroke Risk Factors and Prevalence

A. Glenn

B. Stroke Risks

C. Stroke Signs and Symptoms

D. Review

E. Summary

Section 3: Types of Strokes

A. What is a Stroke?

B. Ischemic Stroke

C. Hemorrhagic Stroke

D. Transient Ischemic Attack

E. Review

F. Summary

Section 4: Initial Assessment and Diagnostics for Strokes

A. The 8 D’s of Stroke Care

B. Immediate Assessment and Stabilization

C. FAST

D. Initial History

E. Neurological Assessment

F. Stroke Scales

G. Brain Imaging

H. General Physical Assessment

I. Laboratory Tests

J. Review

K. Summary

Section 5: Acute Ischemic Stroke Treatment and Management

A. Treatment Decisions for AIS

B. Alteplase (rtPA)

C. Management of Patients Receiving rtPA

D. Endovascular Therapy (EVT)

E. Post-EVT Management

F. General AIS Stroke Management

G. Placement of an ICP Monitoring Device

H. Decompressive Procedures

I. Review

J. Summary

Section 6: Hemorrhagic Stroke Treatment and Management

A. Primary Goal for Treatment and Management Decisions

B. Predicting Hematoma Growth

C. Preventing Hematoma Growth

D. Complications Following Acute ICH

E. Preventing Complications Following ICH

F. Review

G. Summary

Section 7: Conclusion

A. Summary

B. Course Contributors

C. References

Staff Writer: Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN, has over 25 years of experience across a spectrum of healthcare settings including: rural and urban acute care hospitals, public health, ambulatory surgery center, higher education, and commercial organizations. Her roles have included: medical/surgical, ED, and OR staff nurse and charge nurse positions; director of health services / school nurse for PK-12th grades; public health epidemiology and bioterrorism preparedness professional; Infection control practitioner; quality management specialist; organizational development specialist; and educator. Prior to joining Relias Learning as a SME and Content Writer, she provided clinical and healthcare learning and development consultation to Swank Healthcare and was the Director of Education Services for Health.edu, a division of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She has authored over 100 live and web-based educational presentations and articles on clinical, patient safety, regulatory, leadership, patient experience, and performance improvement topics. Rebecca earned a diploma in nursing from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Lubbock, Texas in 1989 and an MBA in Healthcare Administration from Wayland Baptist University in 2010. Disclosure: Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Physician Assistants; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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Accommodations
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