Guidelines for Adult Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery
Each year, stroke affects nearly 80,000 people in the US. The need for effective stroke rehabilitation will likely remain an essential part of stroke care for the foreseeable future. This set of practice guidelines will present the most current recommendations in stroke rehabilitation, based on evidence and consensus opinion.
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Guidelines for Adult Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery


Participation and Successful Completion
Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following:

  1. Register and view the course online.
  2. View the content in its entirety.
  3. Complete a post-test with a minimum score of 80%.
  4. Complete a survey of your learning experience.
  5. Claim your CME/CE Certificate.


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

Cost
$20.00 – non members
Free for AHA members

 

Target Audience
Physicians -
Stroke Care, Neurology, Emergency Medicine, Rehab 

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners -
Stroke Care, Neurology, Emergency Medicine, Rehab

Other
Physician Assistants - Stroke Care, Neurology, Emergency Medicine, Rehab

Description
Each year, stroke affects nearly 80,000 people in the US. The need for effective stroke rehabilitation will likely remain an essential part of stroke care for the foreseeable future. This set of practice guidelines will present the most current recommendations in stroke rehabilitation, based on evidence and consensus opinion.
 

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

  1. Describe the members of an effective stroke rehabilitation team.
  2. Discuss the settings in which stroke rehabilitation may occur, which patients may be     the best candidates for each setting, and current trends in utilization.
  3. Describe various conditions that stroke patients are at risk to develop, and discuss effective means to prevent, screen for, and manage them.
  4. Describe the common methods to assess impairment and disability in stroke survivors, and discuss how they can be used to gauge the impact of a stroke over the course of a patient's rehabilitation and recovery.
  5. Discuss various means to ensure a successful transition of care from one setting to another, and provide examples of successful care plans.


Course Agenda

Time

Presentation

Objectives

2 minutes

Writing Committee and Outline

1-5

3 minutes

Introduction

1-5

5 minutes

The Rehabilitation Program

1-5

23 minutes

Prevention and Medical Management of Comorbidities

1-5

15 minutes

Assessment

1-5

42 minutes

Sensorimotor Impairments and Activities

1-5

15 minutes

Transitions in Care and Community Rehabilitation

1-5

2 minutes

Conclusion

1-5


Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity
107 minutes


Faculty
Kevin N. Sheth, MD FAHA
Chief, Division of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology
Chief, Clinical Research, Department of Neurology
Director, Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit
Yale School of Medicine & Yale New Haven Hospital 

Laura Heitsch, MD
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
Stroke Team Physician
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Washington University School of Medicine
Division of Emergency Medicine 

Deborah L. Bergman, MS RN FNP-BC FAHA  
Nurse Practitioner
Stroke/Telestroke Program Coordinator
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Mike T. Mullen, MD MSCE
Assistant Professor
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Neurology
Stroke Division

Kelly Anderson, BSN RN
Stroke Program Coordinator
Intermountain Medical Center
Intermountain Urban Central Region

Franklin Marden, MD
Interventional Neuroradiologist, Stroke and Neurovascular Team
Alexian Brothers Medical Center
Elk Grove Village, IL 

Kori Sauser, MD, MSc
Emergency Medicine Physician
Massachusetts General Hospital
VA Ann Arbor Hospitals
Boston, MA

 

Accreditation Statements

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE:  09/20/2016

EXPIRATION DATE:  09/19/2019

LAST REVIEW DATE: September 2016 

ACCREDITATION TERM: Joint Accreditation – 09/20/2016 – 09/19/2019

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 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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. Credit will no longer be available to claim after March 20, 2017.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 2.00 contact hours.
**ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after March 20 2017.

 

Disclosures

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.

Faculty Member

Employment

Research Grant

Consultant/
Advisory Board

Stock Shareholder (directly purchased)

Honoraria

Other

Speaker’s Bureau

Kevin N. Sheth

Yale School of Medicine & Yale New Haven Hospital

None

None

None

None

None

Laura Heitsch

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Washington University School of Medicine

None

None

None

None

None

Deborah L. Bergman

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

None

None

None

None

None

Mike T. Mullen

University of Pennsylvania

None

None

None

None

None

Kelly Anderson

Intermountain Medical Center

None

None

None

None

None

Franklin Marden

Alexian Brothers Medical Center

None

None

None

None

None

Kori Sauser

Ann Arbor Hospitals

None

None

None

None

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.

 

Medium
This activity is an internet-based activity.

Contact Information
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Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality
Please see the privacy link at the bottom of the Professional Education Center. 

Copyright Information
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Commercial Support
This activity did not receive independent medical educational grants.

Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
FREE
Members Price
$20.00
Non-members Price
60 Registered Users
Credits
1.5 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

0 Credits> American Heart Association> AHA

2 Contact Hours> American Nurses Credentialing Center> ANCC

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