Course Format: eLearning/Self-directed course
Contact Hours: 8.0
Course Length: 470 minutes
- 1 year unlimited access 24/7 to the online course
- 8.0 Contact Hours
- Downloadable PDF Study Guide
- Printable CE Certificate
This Course Focuses On
A focus is made on using case studies to integrate and apply anatomy, physiology, assessment, and intervention to the complex care of individuals after ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
Anatomy & Physiology in Stroke
- Describe brain and cerebrovascular anatomy and physiology
- Understand principles of cerebral blood flow and perfusion
- Identify stroke location based on clinical presentation
- Identify stroke syndromes by clinical presentation
- Identify integral components of the neurologic assessment
- Discuss components of the NIHSS stroke scale
- Discuss variations in stroke presentation to minimize implicit bias in stroke diagnosis
- Interpret NIHSS assessment findings related to stroke severity
- Integrate neurologic and stroke assessment findings to determine stroke severity through case study
- Discuss the pathophysiology of ischemic stroke
- Identify modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for ischemic stroke
- Describe process for rapid identification of ischemic stroke
- Discuss principles of early goal directed therapy for ischemic stroke
- Describe indications, administration, and safety considerations in the administration of tPA (Alteplase).
- Discuss evidence-based practice supporting the use of thrombectomy for large-vessel occlusion
- Explain the diagnostic criteria and process of cryptogenic stroke diagnosis
- Distinguish neurologic disorders and stroke mimics based on assessment criteria and findings
- Analyze ischemic stroke nursing care and management using evidence-based guidelines to support decision-making through case studies
- Discuss the pathophysiology of hemorrhagic stroke
- Identify modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for hemorrhagic stroke
- Discuss principles of early goal directed therapy for hemorrhagic stroke
- Describe process for rapid identification of hemorrhagic stroke
- Identify nursing assessment and care priorities to minimize risk and complication development following hemorrhagic stroke
- Analyze hemorrhagic stroke nursing care and management using evidence-based guidelines to support decision-making through case studies
Stroke Prevention & Best Practices
- Discuss medications used in the management of stroke treatment and complication prevention following acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke
- Describe the pharmacologic principles and adverse effects of commonly used classifications of medications utilized in the treatment, management, and complication prevention of stroke
- Discuss the evidence-based indications supporting the safe use of medication classes for patients following stroke
- Discuss conditions that increase the risk of thrombosis and stroke
- Describe the interprofessional and interdisciplinary care team roles
- Summarize the importance of standardization of care for stroke populations
- Identify stroke center certification criteria
Putting It All Together
- Use anatomy, physiology, risk factor, and stroke disease process knowledge gained in the review of case studies.
Nicole Kupchik Consulting, Inc. is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #16363. This program is approved for 8.0 contact hours.
Course Refund Policy
Our policy is valid for a period of 30 calendar days from the date of the purchase. If the period of 30 days has lapsed since the purchase, we can't, unfortunately, offer you a refund. In addition, once the course has been accessed, there are no refunds available.
Course Expiration Time Zone
Access to the course expires 1 year after purchase, regardless of when the course is accessed. Please note, courses are set to expire at 00:00 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) on the expiry date.
For example, students in Pacific Standard Time (UTC 8 hrs ahead), will find their class expires at 4:00 PM PST. Due to the major time difference, we have set all courses to expire on day 366 so you receive a full year of access plus a few bonus hours.
All courses will be limited to a maximum of one extension. The one-time extension is valid for 6 months @ 40% of the full cost of the course. Extension requests must be received via email at email@example.com.