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Pediatric Strokes: Prompt Recognition and Management is organized by American Association of Critical - Care Nurses (AACN) and will be held during Nov 15, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019.

Accreditation :
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012 (60 min contact hour). AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California State Board of Nursing, California Provider number CEP01036 for 1.2 contact hours (50 min contact hour).

Activity Summary :
Nurses caring for children, whether in the emergency department, inpatient pediatric or the intensive-care unit, are likely to encounter a child who could experience an acute stroke-like event. Participants analyze a case study, describing chief complaint, differential diagnoses, hospital course, past medical history, family history, social history, review of systems, physical exam, vital signs and imaging of a patient. With given data, the facilitator discusses the diagnosis, differentiates between the different types of pediatric strokes, presents a review of the literature and facilitates a dialogue specific to an impression and plan for a child who presents with acute ischemic strokes. This educational session provides nurses with information specific to recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of pediatric strokes.

Objectives :
• Identify pediatric patients most at risk for strokes.
• Analyze the symptoms of pediatric strokes and distinguish between acute ischemic, hemorrhagic and cerebral sinovenous thrombus.
• Apply supportive, neuroprotective, anticoagulant and rehabilitative treatment to pediatric stroke patients in a time-sensitive manner.

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.

Intended Audience

Pediatrics Neurology, Stroke and Cerebrovascular, Nursing

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