Continuing Education (CE) Program

Course details

TitleAdvanced Stroke Life Support (ASLS)
Start date11/29/2016 (Tue)
End date11/29/2016 (Tue)
Time8:00am - 5:00pm
Location 3000 St. Matthews Road, Orangeburg, SC (The Regional Medical Center, Environmental Services Classroom) MAP IT!
DescriptionThis course addresses the prehospital, emergency department, and stroke unit management of patients with acute stroke. Using interactive discussions, hands-on workshops, multimedia (computerized video clips) and standardized patients (instructors that act out and simulate different stroke syndromes), the course includes a discussion of the differential diagnosis of stroke, rapid recognition of five major stroke syndromes, training in the use of the Miami Emergency Neurologic Deficit (M.E.N.D.) exam (based on the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale and incorporating the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale), education regarding the use of thrombolytic therapy in acute ischemic stroke patients, and a detailed discussion of the acute care of stroke patients in the hospital, including prevention of medical complications, rehabilitation in the acute setting, the diagnostic evaluation, secondary stroke prevention strategies, and discharge planning for the patient and family. This course is appropriate for both new and experienced providers, particularly nurses and physicians who work in the emergency departments, stroke unit, and stroke-unit equivalents.
Target AudienceNurses and any other healthcare professional with interest.
InstructorsCharlotte Valentine, RN, BSN and Susie Schreiber, MSN
FeesNon-Members: $100.00, Consortium Members: $30.00
Credits The University of Miami Center for Research in Medical Education will give 8 hours of credit for this course.

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