Enhancing Clinical Outcomes with Hospital-Based Protocol for Thrombectomy
This activity discusses the recent updates to stroke guidelines, evaluation of patients for endovascular treatment, and post-thrombectomy management in the hospital.
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Enhancing Clinical Outcomes with Hospital-Based Protocol for Thrombectomy

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 in neurology, emergency medicine, and stroke patient care.

Description
This activity discusses the recent updates to stroke guidelines, evaluation of patients for endovascular treatment, and post-thrombectomy management in the hospital.

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

  1. Describe the impact of key changes in the guidelines on hospital protocols and personnel.
  2. Evaluate techniques and devices for rapid recanalization.
  3. Discuss effective post-thrombectomy management.


Faculty
Donald F. Frei, MD
Director, NeuroInterventional Surgery
Swedish Medical Center/Radiology Imaging Associates
President, Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery

Rishi Gupta, MD, MBA, FANA
Director, Neurocritical Care
Director, Telestroke Network
Cerebrovascular & Endovascular Neurosurgery
WellStar Health System

Accreditation Statements
Original Program Date: April 26, 2018
CME/CE Expiration Date: April 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 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

Donald F. Frei

Swedish Medical Center

Cerenovus, Medtronic, Stryker, MicroVention, Penumbra

Cerenovus, Stryker, Penumbra, Genentech, Shape Memory

Penumbra

None

Cerenovus, Stryker, Penumbra, Genentech

Rishi Gupta

WellStar Health System

None

Stryker Neurovascular, Penumbra

Rapid Medical

None

Genentech

Medical Education Resources

None

None

None

None

None

Aurora Quigley

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.

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

Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
FREE
Activity Price
310 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