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Stroke Review Boot Camp: Case Studies in Optimizing Care

$159.00

The Stroke Review Boot Camp course is taught by Michelle Dedeo DNP, ARNP-CNS, ACCNS-AG, CCRN, SCRN. Michelle is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Seattle area & has over 15 years' experience in Critical Care with a specialty in Neuroscience.

This course establishes and provides a review of foundational stroke care, assessment, priority nursing intervention, and evidence-based best practices to improve patient outcomes following stroke. 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.

This Stroke Review Course is perfect for nurses working across the continuum of stroke care from hyperacute to post-acute care and in settings including: Emergency Department, Critical Care, Interventional Radiology & Cath Lab, Progressive Care & Telemetry, and Rehabilitation.

Course Details


Course Format: eLearning/Self-directed course
Contact Hours: 8.0
Course Length: 470 minutes

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.

Learning Objectives


Module 2: 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

Module 3: Neurologic Assessment

  • 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

Module 4: Ischemic Stroke

  • 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

Module 5: Hemorrhagic Stroke

  • 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

Module 6: 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

Module 7: Putting It All Together

  • Use anatomy, physiology, risk factor, and stroke disease process knowledge gained in the review of case studies.

Additional Information


What's Included

  • 6 months unlimited access 24/7 to the online course
  • 8.0 Contact Hours
  • Downloadable PDF Study Guide
  • Printable CE Certificate

Accreditation

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

Once the purchase for the course is made and accessed online, there are no refunds available.

Course Agenda

Module 1: Course Overview

  • Lesson 1: Welcome & Introduction

Module 2: Anatomy & Physiology in Stroke

  • Lesson 1: The Basics of Brain Anatomy - 13:11 mins
  • Lesson 2: The Basics of Brain Vasculature - 11:19 mins
  • Lesson 3: Hemisphere Dominance - 14:01 mins
  • Lesson 4: The Back but Not Least - 12:02 mins
  • Lesson 5: Stroke Nuances & Syndromes - 8:48 mins

Module 3: Neurologic Assessment

  • Lesson 1: The Neuro Assessment - 23:10 mins
  • Lesson 2: Cranial Nerves - 10:21 mins
  • Lesson 3: Rocking the NIHSS - 30:39 mins
  • Lesson 4: Putting it Together - Stroke Assessment - 16:43 mins

Module 4: Ischemic Stroke

  • Lesson 1: Pathophysiology of Ischemic Strokes - 15:38 mins
  • Lesson 2: Imaging & Diagnostics - 8:43 mins
  • Lesson 3: Gold Star Management of Ischemic Strokes - 15:06 mins
  • Lesson 4: Intervention within 24 hours - 10:50 mins
  • Lesson 5: Nursing Care & Collaborative Best Practices - 12:51 mins
  • Lesson 6: Cryptogenic Strokes (PFO) - 4:22 mins
  • Lesson 7: Stroke Mimics & Disorders - 8:01 mins

Module 5: Hemorrhagic Stroke

  • Lesson 1: Pathophysiology of Hemorrhagic Strokes - 19:04 mins
  • Lesson 2: Determining the Treatment - 23:44 mins
  • Lesson 3: Managing the Hemorrhagic Stroke - 21:04 mins
  • Lesson 4: Complications & Interventions - 14:56 mins
  • Lesson 5: Nursing Care & Collaborative Best Practices - 11:18 mins

Module 6: Stroke Prevention & Best Practices

  • Lesson 1: Pharmacologic Review - 27:39 mins
  • Lesson 2: Preventing Strokes across the Continuum - 10:55 mins
  • Lesson 3: Prothrombotic States - 14:34 mins
  • Lesson 4: Quality Care is a Team Goal - 12:35 mins
  • Lesson 5: The Stroke System of Care - 12:34 mins

Module 7: Putting It All Together

  • Lesson 1: Case Study #1 - 16:28 mins
  • Lesson 2: Case Study #2 - 22:23 mins
  • Lesson 3: Case Study #3 - 26:07 mins

Module 8: Conclusion

Here are what nurses are saying about Nicole and her teaching style:

"Nicole does a great job teaching in a way you can understand and keeps your attention."

"Great course! Kept us engaged as well for a long class. Great methods used to teach and remember course information."

"Your energy and passion to teach makes learning a breeze! Love how you break down complicated content and make it easy to remember."

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