Stroke Alert in Cath Lab: Think Acute Stroke Treatments - PT461

Stroke Alert in Cath Lab: Think Acute Stroke Treatments

by Anna Ver Hage, MSN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN, CNRN
PT461
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This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Summary:

Stroke is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. About 795,000 people in the U.S. will have a stroke this year. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and a leading cause of severe, long-term disability. This course provides healthcare professionals with information about the etiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, and pharmacological management of acute ischemic stroke, including stroke complicating cardiac catheterization. It also discusses the evaluation process for recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) in acute ischemic stroke and pharmacological management of acute ischemic stroke.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education module is to provide nurses and physical therapists with information about the etiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, and pharmacological management of acute ischemic stroke, including stroke complicating cardiac catheterization. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify two causes of acute ischemic stroke
  • Describe the evaluation process for recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) in acute ischemic stroke
  • Discuss the endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses and physical therapists.
 
Physical therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
 
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
 
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
 
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
 
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 07/09/13 to 07/09/17.
 
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.