The goal of this program is to provide nurses, physical therapists, EMTs/paramedics and physicians with information about the etiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms and pharmacologic management of acute ischemic stroke, including stroke complicating cardiac catheterization. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Identify two causes of acute ischemic stroke
- Describe the evaluation process for recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) in acute ischemic stroke
- Discuss the pharmacologic management of acute ischemic stroke
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, physical therapists, EMTs/paramedics and physicians.
Nurses: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com
. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com
and search for this topic title.