Stroke: Comprehensive Acute Stroke Care


Course Hours: 9

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Objectives: Review stroke epidemiology. Identify risk factors and triggers for stroke. Discuss the major classifications of stroke, including pathophysiology and clinical presentation. Describe the components of prehospital and emergency department evaluation and management. Discuss the guidelines for early treatment and management of patients with acute stroke. Identify the complications and associated interventions that may occur during the ICU care of acute stroke patients. Summarize hospital nursing management for stroke patients beyond 24 hours. Identify assessment, interventions, and goals of physical, occupational, and speech-language stroke rehabilitation in the acute setting. List actions to be taken in the prevention of secondary stroke.

Description: Risk factors and triggers for stroke, types and signs, prehospital/ED evaluation, nursing care, treatment, management, and initial rehabilitation goals.

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