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eLearningThe AHA’s Acute Stroke Online Course has been updated to reflect science from the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC and the new 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.

This web-based, interactive course provides training on the symptoms, diagnosis, and management of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and complications of stroke. Course content is based on information from the AHA’s ACLS EP Manual and Resource Text, covering treatment from the field to the emergency department, as well as critical care and rehabilitation.

Features

  • Self-paced learning; course accessible 24/7 
  • Access to course for 12 months from activation, allowing students to conveniently refresh knowledge
  • Certificate of completion provided 
  • Continuing education credits available

Purchase Options

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Course Content

At the end of this course, students will 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 stroke chain of survival
  • Manage stroke patients through disposition
  • Describe the pathophysiology of stroke

Additional Information

Student Materials

15-1409  Acute Stroke Online

This self-paced, web-based course requires participants to complete 10 checkpoint exercises with review questions before accessing the online course exam to demonstrate cognitive knowledge.

This course takes approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours to complete, depending on the student’s level of experience.

A certificate of completion is provided upon successful completion of this course; this course does not offer an AHA course completion card.

Continuing Education Information
The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.50 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

**AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim for this activity after six months of attending.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.50 contact hours.

**ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim for this after six months of attending.

Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 1.50 Advanced CEHs, activity number 16-AMHA-F3-0323.

By claiming CAPCE credit, the claimant acknowledges the following: I understand that the American Heart Association as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a
password-protected, need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.

**CAPCE credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE credit will no longer be available to claim for this activity after six months of attending.

Disclosure Policy
All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity.  In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations.  Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.