Spasticity: Latest Evidence on Treatment and Patient Outcomes
This activity provides an engaging discussion for healthcare professionals on the use of different spasticity diagnostic tools, the latest evidence on spasticity treatments, and providing the right treatment for each patient based on their individual goals and needs.
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Spasticity: Latest Evidence on Treatment and Patient Outcomes

 

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

Target Audience
Healthcare professionals specializing in neurology and emergency medicine. This activity is also appropriate for other healthcare professionals who care for stroke patients and may have the opportunity to educate peers within their facilities.

Description
This activity provides an engaging discussion for healthcare professionals on the use of different spasticity diagnostic tools, the latest evidence on spasticity treatments, and providing the right treatment for each patient based on their individual goals and needs.

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

  1. Define Spasticity and how it affects stroke survivors.
  2. Discuss effectiveness of common diagnostic tools.
  3. Explain treatment options.
  4. Apply and evaluate treatment option selected for each patient.


Faculty
Dr. Gerard Francisco, MD
Chief Medical Officer -
TIRR Memorial Hermann/Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Network
Professor and Chairman - 
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
Adjunct Professor -
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine
Chair -
Rehabilitation Clinical Practice Committee at Memorial Hermann Hospital System

Dr. Richard D. Zorowitz, MD
Attending Physician
Outpatient Physician Services
MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

Accreditation Statements
Original Program Date: June 20, 2018
CME/CE Expiration Date: June 30, 2019

This activity is jointly provided by Medical Education Resources and the National Stroke Association.

NOTE: By registering for this activity, you are giving permission for the American Heart Association to share your information with the CE/CME provider, Medical Education Resources, for credit reporting purposes.

Continuing Medical Education Credit
Medical Education Resources is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians.

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit
Medical Education Resources is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This CE activity provides 1 contact hour of continuing nursing education.

Medical Education Resources is a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299, for 1 contact hour.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Medical Education Resources

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity
60 minutes

Disclosures

Medical Education Resources (MER) ensures balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. MER is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CE activities that promote improvements or quality in health care and not the business interest of a commercial interest.

The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Medical Education Resources (MER), National Stroke Association, and/or Stryker. The authors have disclosed if there is any discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA in their presentations. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Medical Education Resources, National Stroke Association and/or Stryker. MER’s ANCC accreditation status does not imply endorsement by MER or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity. Before prescribing any medicine, primary references and full prescribing information should be consulted. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.

Faculty Member

Employment

Research Grant

Consultant/
Advisory Board

Stock Shareholder (directly purchased)

Honoraria

Other

Speaker’s Bureau

Richard Zorowitz

UTHealth

None

None

None

None

None

Gerard Francisco

MedStar

Allergan, Merz, Ipsen, Ottobock, MicroTransponder

None

None

None

None

Medical Education Resources 

None

None

None

None

None

Staci Blinn

NSA

None

None

None

None

None

Anna Taylor

NSA

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
To contact the American Heart Association for any questions, please call our customer support center at 888-242-2453.

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality
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Copyright Information
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Commercial Support
This activity did not receive independent medical educational grants.

Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
FREE
Activity Price
471 Registered Users
Credits
1 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

0 Credits> American Heart Association> AHA

1 Contact Hours> American Nurses Credentialing Center> ANCC

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