Net Continuing education Ischemic Stroke Course
Net Continuing education Ischemic Stroke Course is organized by NetCE and will be held during Apr 01, 2017 - Mar 31, 2020.
This course is designed for physicians, nurses, and physician assistants in the primary care setting. Neurologists and other healthcare practitioners will also benefit from this course. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12 AACN Synergy CERP Category A Credits.
During the past decades, advances in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cerebrovascular disorders have led to decreases in the prevalence of stroke (primarily ischemic stroke), but the high rates of morbidity and mortality, despite a number of modifiable risk factors, point to the need for enhanced education for both patients and physicians. Enhancing healthcare professionals' knowledge about evidence-based guidelines, as well as about advances in diagnostic tools, is crucial for improving the outcomes for individuals who are at risk for stroke or in whom a stroke has occurred. A better understanding is needed about the options for patients at risk for stroke, as well as for treatment and rehabilitation. This course explores the roles of diagnosis and screening, evaluation of individuals with suspected stroke, immediate treatment of stroke, and the elements of effective rehabilitation programs. Heightened awareness of variations in the prevalence of stroke according to age, sex, and racial/ethnic groups will help clinicians and healthcare educators target individuals in need of enhanced education about the risks of stroke, especially those that are modifiable.
The early identification and management of the risk factors for ischemic stroke can lead to substantial improvement in health and reductions in cost. However, research has documented gaps between healthcare professionals' knowledge and practice with respect to prevention, with data on adherence to evidence-based or guideline-endorsed recommendations demonstrating underuse or ineffective use of all interventions for primary and secondary prevention. The purpose of this course is to provide needed information about the roles of diagnosis and screening, evaluation of individuals with suspected stroke, immediate treatment of stroke, and the elements of effective rehabilitation programs so that healthcare professionals may implement the necessary interventions appropriately.
Conference Objectives are:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
• Describe the primary types of cerebrovascular disorders and their causes.
• Discuss differences in prevalence, morbidity, and mortality according to age, sex, and race/ethnicity.
• Identify the nonmodifiable and modifiable risk factors for ischemic stroke.
• Implement primary prevention strategies according to evidence-based guidelines.
• Discuss the need for education at the community and patient levels.
• Apply models of predicting risk of ischemic stroke.
• Select the appropriate tools for screening, diagnosis, and early management of ischemic stroke.
• Describe the elements of stroke systems of care and a comprehensive stroke center.
• Discuss evidence-based treatment options for ischemic stroke.
• Describe the benefits and components of a specialized stroke rehabilitation team
• Outline the aspects of patient assessment for stroke rehabilitation.
• Discuss evidence-based recommendations for secondary prevention of ischemic stroke.
- CME : 10
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