CME: 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
CEU: 6.75 Contact Hours
PT 5.5 Continuing Competence Credit (pending)
ASRT 8.0 Credits (pending)

Topics:
  • Comprehensive Stroke Center: What Does Being Comprehensive Really Mean?
  • Recognizing & Triaging Stroke: The Evolving Role of EMS
  • Thrombolytics and Endovascular Therapy: Where Are We & Where Are We Going?
  • Neurocritical Care: Improving Outcomes for Patients with Complicated Strokes
  • Primary to Comprehensive Stroke Certification; Meeting the Rigorous Joint Commission Requirements
  • What Caused This Stroke: Diagnosis and Secondary Prevention
  • In-patient Rehabilitation: Who Qualifies and What Happens at the Gym?
  • Is Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis still a Surgical Disease? (CREST II Trial)
  • Answers to Difficult Questions in Antiplatelet Therapy
Objectives:
  • Review the certification process and requirements for Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification
  • Discuss the state-of-the-art diagnostic tools for out of hospital assessment for acute stroke patients and their management in the emergency department
  • Discuss evidence based stroke interventions and criteria for selection of patients for thrombolytic administration and endovascular therapy for patients with acute stroke
  • Discuss the Neurointensive Care management of patients with complicated stroke, malignant cerebral edema, raised intracranial pressure and other critical care issues
  • Analyze the various etiological risk factors for stroke across different age groups and populations
  • Evaluate the prognostic factors and the rehabilitation opportunities for stroke survivors

For more information about the conference, contact:
Gwen Ainsworth, Stroke Office Coordinator at 336-718-7597

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