Stroke Management in the Acute Care Setting


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About the Course
The purpose of this educational offering is to provide nurses and other healthcare providers with the latest information about stroke including updates in anatomy, assessment, and management of the patient with a stroke who is in the acute care setting.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe stroke epidemiology, demographics, and risk factors.
  • Review anatomy and physiology related to stroke.
  • Recognize stroke signs and symptoms.
  • Explain the management of acute stroke from prehospital to acute care up until discharge.
  • Describe the trajectory of care for patients with stroke.
  • Understand the social determinants of health and the risk of bias in the care of the patient with a stroke.
  • Implement a stroke plan of care appropriate for location of care.
  • Understand end-of-life/supportive care for those with catastrophic strokes.
  • Describe the requirements for stroke center certification by The Joint Commission.
About the Author
Norma D. McNair, PhD, RN, CNRN, SCRN, ACNS-BC, FAHA, is an accomplished clinical nurse specialist with a focus in brain injury, including traumatic brain injury and stroke. She earned her bachelor’s degree from California State University, Sacramento; a certificate in neuroscience nursing from the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases in London, England; her master’s degree from Yale University School of Nursing; a post-master’s nurse practitioner certificate from California State University, Long Beach; and her PhD from UCLA School of Nursing. She has held a variety of positions including staff nurse, charge nurse, interim director of evidence-based practice, and clinical nurse specialist. She has published in peer reviewed journals and is a frequent presenter at local, national, and international conferences that focus on the care of neuroscience patients.

How to Receive Credit 
  • Read the entire course online or in print. 
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
  • Provide required personal information and payment information. 
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation. 
  • Print your Certificate of Completion. 
Resolution of Conflict of Interest 
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity. 
Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement 
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners. 
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. 

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