Overcoming Modern Challenges in Front Line Stroke Care; Enduring Web Course
This webinar focuses on the challenges in inpatient stroke care including: Justifying investigations and interpreting findings in the stroke workup, The timing of CEA, Blood pressure management in ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, Optimizing inpatient stroke care, Maximizing early rehabilitation, Prognosis after stroke, Maximizing stroke prevention.
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Overcoming Modern Challenges in Front Line Stroke Care; Enduring Web Course

Participation and Successful Completion

Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following: (1) Register and view the course online. (2) Complete the evaluation survey (3) Print your CME/CE Certificate from your own printer.  The link to the CME/CE “Lifelong Learning” website is learn.heart.org.

Hardware/Software Requirements
Internet Explorer 7 or greater
Firefox (Latest Version)
Google Chrome
Windows 7 or above
Safari (Latest Version)
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Internet Explorer is not supported on the Macintosh.
Mac OS 10.4

Registration Fee
Early Registration (through 4/25/15): $56.00 (30% off)
Registration (As of 4/26/15): $80.00

Target Audience
Physicians -
Neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurointerventionalists, neuroradiologists, endovascular specialists, physiatrists, stroke emergency medicine specialists

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners -
Nurses working in the emergency department, hospitalist settings, primary care, general neurology, pharmacies, and other stroke care arenas

Description

This webinar focuses on the challenges in inpatient stroke care including:

  • Justifying investigations and interpreting findings in the stroke workup 
  • The timing of CEA 
  • Blood pressure management in ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke 
  • Optimizing inpatient stroke care 
  • Maximizing early rehabilitation 
  • Prognosis after stroke
  • Maximizing stroke prevention.

 

Learning Objectives 
At the completion of this online course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Assess and justify investigations in the stroke workup
  1. Interpret findings in the stroke workup
  1. Discuss the timing of CEA
  1. Optimize blood pressure management in ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke
  1. Identify the practical issues of inpatient stroke care
  1. Establish how to maximize early rehabilitation in the acute setting and key steps in the transition of care
  1. Describe how to determine the prognosis after stroke
  1. Recommend how to maximize stroke prevention
  1. Specify:
  • When to anti-coagulate
  • How to manage and treat the neurologically deteriorating patient
  • Challenging consultations in stroke care
  • Common clinical dilemmas regarding antithrombotic agents

Course Agenda

Module Name

Presenter

Justifying Investigations in the Stroke Workup (Maximum)  

Lee H Schwamm, Boston, MA  

Justifying Investigations in the Stroke Workup (Minimum)  

William J Powers, Chapel Hill, NC  

Interpreting Findings in the Stroke Workup  

James F Meschia, Jacksonville, FL  

Timing of CEA  

Thomas G Brott, Jacksonville, FL  

Blood Pressure Management in Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke  

Philip M Bath, Nottingham, United Kingdom  

Inpatient Stroke Care - Practical Issues  

Sharon Poisson, Aurora, CO  

Maximizing Early Rehabilitation in the Acute Setting and Key Steps in Transition of Care  

Pamela W Duncan, Winston-Salem, NC  

Prognosis after Stroke  

Claire Creutzfeldt, Seattle, WA  

Maximizing Stroke Prevention  

Ralph L Sacco, Miami, FL  

 

Faculty

Philip Bath, MD, FAHA
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA

Thomas Brott, MD
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL

Claire Creuzfeldt, MD
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Pamela Duncan, PhD, PT, FAPTA, FAHA
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC

Howard Kirshner, MD, FAHA
Vanderbilt Stroke Center
Nashville, TN

Brett Kissela, MD, MS
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

David Likosky, MD
Evergreen Hospital
Kirkland, WA

James Meschia, MD, FAHA
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL

Bruce Ovbiagele, MD, MSc, FAHA
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Sharon Poisson, MD, MA
University of Colorado Hospital
Aurora, CO

William Powers, MD, FAHA
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC

Ralph Sacco, MS, MD, FAHA, FAAN
University of Miami – Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL 

Lee Schwamm, MD, FAHA
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA 

Theodore Wein, MD, FRCPC, FAHA
Montreal General Hospital
Montreal, Canada

Kyra Becker, MD, FAHA
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA


Completion Requirements
The following elements must be completed to claim credit:

  • View the content in its entirety.
  • Complete a post-test with a minimum score of 80%.
  • Complete a survey of your learning experience.


Accreditation Statements

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE:  February 2015

TERMINATION DATE:  March 12, 2018

LAST REVIEW DATE: February 2015

ACCREDITATION TERMS:

  • ACCME/AMA (Physicians) – March 12, 2015– March 12, 2018


Continuing Medical Education Accreditation - Physicians

The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Heart Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME activities sponsored 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-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.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation – Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 4.25 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation – Nurse Practitioners

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

**ACCME 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.

Steps for Successful Completion

To successfully complete this activity, learners must fully participate in the sessions.  In addition, learners must provide feedback that will be used for evaluative and outcomes measurement purposes.  Learners will check-in onsite for attendance verification purposes and will be required to provide evaluative feedback before CME/CE credit can be claimed.


Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity
248 minutes (4 hours, 13 minutes)

 

Disclosures

Faculty Member

Employment

Research Grant

Consultant/
Advisory Board

Stock Shareholder (directly purchased)

Honoraria

Other

Speaker’s Bureau

Philip Bath

University of Washington School of Medicine

None

Boehringer Ingelheim

None

None

None

Kyra Becker

University of Washington School of Medicine

NINDS

None

None

None

Merck

Thomas Brott

Mayo Clinic

5U01NS038384, 1U01NS080168

Edwards Life Sciences, LLC, Boston Scientific

None

None

None

Claire Creutzfeldt

Harborview Medical Center

NIH StrokeNet Research Fellow

None

None

None

Cambia Health Foundation's Sojourns Scholar

Pamela Duncan

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

PCORI Post Acute Stroke CE, NIA/PCORI FALLs Grant, NIA- Rehab HF, NIA Claude D Pepper

None

None

Speaking At: AHEC, Stroke Symposium/Kindred Helath Care, Stroke Symposium Banner Good Samartian Health System

Woods Duncan

Howard Kirshner

Vanderbilt Stroke Center

NIH: POINT, ATACHII, SHINE, SOCRATES, PRISM II.

None

None

None

None

Brett Kissela

University of Cincinnati

NIH/NINDS

None

None

None

Adjudication of stroke events (Abbvie)

David Likosky

Evergreen Hospital

None

Member, ABIM Hospital Medicine Writing Committee

None

Speaking At:  AAN, SHM meetings Expert Witness

None

James Meschia

Mayo Clinic

NINDS funding for CREST-2 trial, NINDS funding for the SiGN study

None

None

None

None

Bruce Ovbiagele

Medical University of South Carolina

None

None

None

None

None

Sharon Poisson

University of Colorado Hospital

None

None

None

None

None

William Powers

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

None

None

None

None

None

Ralph Sacco

University of Miami - Miller School of Medicine

None

Boehringer Ingelheim for secondary stroke prevention trial with dabigatran

None

None

None

Lee Schwamm

Massachusetts General Hospital

None

scientific advisor, LifeImage, a teleradiology company

None

None

None

Theodore Wein

Montreal General Hospital

Edith Strauss Foundation, Allergan Inc.

Boeringher Ingelheim, Allergan Inc

None

Boeringher Ingelheim, Bayer, Allergan Inc

None

 

This table represents the relationships of this educational activity’s faculty members that may be perceived as actual or reasonable perceived conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire which all AHA volunteers are required to complete and submit. The focus is on relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content.

 

Unlabeled/Unapproved Uses of Drugs or Devices
This webinar will not include any discussion of off-label use

Medium
This activity is an internet webcast/webinar 

Contact Information
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Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality
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Copyright Information
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Commercial Support
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Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
$80.00
Activity Price
71 Registered Users
Credits
4.25 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

0 Credits> American Heart Association> AHA

4.25 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> Attendance Credit