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An Interprofessional Approach: The Patient After Stroke - PT680

An Interprofessional Approach: The Patient After Stroke

by Anna Ver Hage, MSN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN, CNRN and Marsha Howell, CCC-SLP, MA and Anne Ahlman, MPT and Barbra Saaty, OTR, MS and Melissa Chung, PT, DPT, NCS
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This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Early management and rehabilitation after stroke requires an interprofessional approach by a coordinated team of healthcare professionals that includes nurses, speech-language pathologists, and physical and occupational therapists. Coordination among these professionals is imperative to improving the lives and outcomes of patients after a stroke. Each specialty has important, unique functions to perform requiring careful management by a unified team. This module will focus on the role of nurses, speech-language pathologists, and physical and occupational therapists both as an individual healthcare discipline and as a team member in the care of patients following stroke.


The goal of this program is to provide healthcare professionals with information about an interprofessional approach to care of patients after stroke. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify the stroke nurse’s role from admission to discharge
  • Discuss the role of speech-language pathology in treatment of speech, communication and swallowing disorders characteristic of patients poststroke
  • Describe the role of physical and occupational therapy in improving the functional outcomes of patients poststroke

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech language pathologists.
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 or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/18.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 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.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2018.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 13S1703 for 09/09/13 to 09/09/14; 14S1738 for 09/10/14 to 09/10/15; 15S1562 for 09/11/15 to 09/11/16; 16S1941 for 09/12/16 to 09/12/17; 17S6304 for 09/13/17 to 09/13/18); the Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CP130021167 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CP140021378 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CP150023653 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27234 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16; CE17-404750 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17; CE18-404750 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18); the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 5170 for 07/09/13 to 07/08/14; 5660 for 07/09/14 to 07/08/15; 6255 for 07/09/15 to 07/08/16; 2016-209 for 07/09/16 to 07/18/17; 2017-252 for 07/09/17 to 07/08/18; 2018-304 for 7/9/18 to 7/8/19); the Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE005534 for 09/09/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE007080 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16; PTCE010144 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18); and the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 1407-2012 for 08/27/13 to 01/31/14; 189-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16; 2016-857 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 08/01/13 to 08/01/17 and by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 08/30/13 to 07/31/15; 07/31/15 to 07/31/17.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-4982 for 09/01/13 to 09/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 6/3/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/27/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/27/2018


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Lianne P - Philadelphia, PA  ·  Oct 21, 2018
good content and material
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Carol B - Waccabuc, NY  ·  Oct 19, 2018
A good source of latest treatment strategies
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Patrice O - Malvern, PA  ·  Oct 17, 2018
Helpful information on the roles of team members post CVA.
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JULIE R - Alton, IL  ·  Oct 15, 2018
It is great to learn more about stroke patients.
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Stephanie B - Austin, TX  ·  Oct 13, 2018
This course was good for a 1 hour ce credit.
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Price: $19.00
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