Managing the Patient with Stroke: Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis

 

The American Stroke Association estimates that 85% of all strokes are related to ischemia. Ischemic strokes are the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. When it comes to stroke care, prevention is key. Pharmacological agents that slow or prevent clot development are often part of the prevention plan. 

$17.50

Hours: 1.75
REL-AC-0-MANAGEPATIENT21

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (10 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.75 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.75 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 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

1.75 HOURS


Relias LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Relias LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.7 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 1.70 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.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.75 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Medicine

1.75 HOURS


Florida Board of Medicine CE Provider #: 50-290

Florida Physician Assistants

1.75 HOURS


South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.75 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

1.75 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-AC-0-MANAGEPATIENT21
Hours: 1.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 7/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Describe the physiological states of coagulation.
Discuss the pharmacological agents of anticoagulation used in venous thromboembolism prophylaxis therapy.
Outline patient monitoring techniques and management principles.

Outline:

Section 1: Introduction



About This Course



Learning Objectives



Section 2: Cerebral Perfusion and Ischemic Strokes



Cerebral Perfusion



Ischemic Stroke



Review



Summary



Section 3: Coagulation



Introduction



Thrombus vs. Embolus



Platelet Response to Vascular Injury



Blood Coagulation



Review



Summary



Section 4: Heparins



Introduction



Properties of Heparin



Biochemical Mechanism of Heparin Action



Therapeutic Use



Protamine Sulfate



Review



Summary



Section 5: Coumarins



Introduction



Biochemical Mechanism of Action of Coumarins



Therapeutic Use



Adverse Effects



Vitamin K



Review



Summary



Section 6: Hirudins



Biochemical Mechanism of Action of Hirudins



Properties of Hirudins



Therapeutic Use



Review



Summary



Section 7: Peptidomimetics



Properties of Peptidomimetics



Biochemical Mechanism of Action of Peptidomimetics



Therapeutic Use



Adverse Effects



Review



Summary



Section 8: Factor Xa Inhibitors 



Properties of Factor Xa Inhibitors



Therapeutic Use



Adverse Effects



Review



Summary



Section 9: Conclusion



Summary



Course Contributors



Resources



References



Congratulations!


Instructor: Kristen Ponichtera BSN, RN, CFRN, CTRN, CCRN
Kristen Ponichtera BSN, RN, CFRN, CTRN, CCRN brings 10 years of clinical and educational experience in the fields of critical care, emergency and aviation medicine. Serving as Program Director of Flight & Critical Care Nursing Education, she has created original comprehensive educational courses as well as has contributed to best-selling publications. An active member of the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA), the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), and the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN), she has been revered as a resource and mentor to many clinicians serving in these specialties. Fulfilling roles as a registered nurse, ECMO specialist, director and clinical educator, Kristen brings a unique and original perspective to the realm of medical education. Disclosure: Kristen Ponichtera BSN, RN, CFRN, CTRN, CCRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Daniel Migliaccio, MD
Dr. Daniel Migliaccio is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Stanford University. During Residency,  Dr. Migliaccio was able to obtain an Honors Certificate in Medical Education from the Clinical Teaching Scholars Honors Program. He was also fortunate enough to be able to focus on his ultrasound skills, leading to an award for Outstanding Achievement in Ultrasound. Dr. Migliaccio is passionate about medical education, point of care ultrasound, and optimizing patient care using current literature. He is currently Vice President of the Young Physician Section of AAEM and is enthusiastic about promoting Emergency Medicine and patient care nationally. Disclosure: Daniel Migliaccio, MD 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; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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