According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one American dies from a stroke every 4 minutes. Telestroke programs are created to provide fast response to stroke patients in rural or remote areas. EMS and hospital staff need to be able to identify stroke types and work together as a team to meet the rising need to provide rapid and appropriate stroke treatment. This course is designed to provide EMS and hospital staff with education on types of strokes, pathology, and initial stroke management & treatment. It also introduces the use of Telestroke technology and describes the use of the UVA STAT-Pak system of care.
You will receive a completion certificate with 0.1 CEU/ 1 credit hour for this course when all Learning Outcomes Conditions have been met.
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Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
- Describe the etiology of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
- Explain why it is important to act quickly to recognize and treat acute stroke.
- Name the most common risk factors for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
- Describe the incidence and basic pathology of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
- Identify the critical steps of pre-hospital and emergency department acute stroke care.
- Compare and contrast the management of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
- Describe thrombolytic treatment with tissue plasminogen antigen or “tPA.”
- Identify major criteria for patient eligibility for thrombolytic treatment
- Recognize the basics of post TPA interventional therapies.
- Identify the components of a Stroke Telemedicine And Tele-education “STAT” Pak
- Describe the role of the STAT Pak in management of acute stroke.
Learning Outcome Standard:
This course is based on the “Get with the Guidelines” program from The Joint Commission.
Learning Outcome Conditions
- Listen to voiced course in its entirety.
- Complete course within 30 days.
- Pass assessment with a 80% or better.
- Complete Online Course Evaluation
- Handouts provided in the Digital Library.
Minimum technological requirements: click Online Course Tech Requirements