Key Features and Benefits
This course covers stroke treatment from the field to the emergency department, as well as critical care and rehabilitation. At the end of this course, students should be able to:
- discuss at least 3 risk factors for stroke
- list at least 2 conditions that can be present with neurologic signs or can mimic stroke, including but not limited to hypoglycemia and postictal paralysis
- explain the difference in treatment for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke
- discuss the 3 components of the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale
- identify the time frame in which an ischemic stroke patient can be treated with fibrinolytic therapy
- identify the 8 Ds of stroke care
- list the steps of the stroke chain of survival
- manage stroke patients through disposition
- describe the pathophysiology of stroke.
The course is based on:
- the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and ECC
- the 2015 AHA/ASA Focused Update of the 2013 Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke regarding Endovascular Treatment: A Guideline for Healthcare Professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
- 10 checkpoint exercises
- review questions
- an online exam to be taken after all exercises are completed
- a printable certificate of completion
- eligibility for continuing education credit
- physicians -- American Heart Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™; physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- physician assistants -- AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME or a recognized state medical society; physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.5 hours of Category I Credit for completing this program.
- nurse practitioners -- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME; AMA credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance.
- nurses -- American Heart Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation; the maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.5 contact hours; AMA credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance.
- emergency medical services -- This continuing education activity is approved by American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 1.5 Advanced CEHs, activity number 16-AMHA-F3-0323; CAPCE credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance.
No skills session is required to complete this course. Upon successful completion, students will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible to apply for continuing education credit.
Includes access to all information in the online course for 12 months following activation of the course key.
Please include an e-mail address when ordering. The access key and instructions on how to log in and register for the course will be e-mailed to you, usually within 1 business day. NOTE: You must purchase one online access key for each student trained. This product is not eligible for the standard 30-day return policy.
Dimensions and Specifications
PC and Mac® compatible
Additional Supplies Needed for Operation
Computer with Internet access
Minimum computer requirements:
- Connection: Broadband/T1/Cable/DSL/Fiber
- Operating system: Windows XP or later, or Mac OSX 10.6 or later
- Processor speed: 1+ GHz Pentium or equivalent
- RAM: 1+ GB RAM
- Web browser: Internet Explorer 9 or above, Chrome (recommended), or Firefox
- Speakers/headphones: Recommended
- Soundcard: Recommended
- Macromedia Flash (latest version)
- QuickTime Plugin (4.0 or above)
- Adobe Acrobat Reader (latest version)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is this course compatible with Mac® computers?
A: Yes, this course is compatible with both Mac computers and PCs.
Q: How long can students access the information in this online course?
A: Once a student activates his or her course key, the student can access the course information for 12 months.
Q: How long does it take to complete this course?
A: It takes approximately 2 hours to complete the course.