Stroke Matters II - The Penumbra Curriculum
Stroke Matters: The Penumbra Curriculum is an advanced program to further educate staff regarding the care of the person with acute stroke. This advanced program enhances and broadens the highlights of stroke care management. Speakers include experts in the field of stroke care
The topics to be presented:
- Acute Neuro Interventions
- Stroke Presentations & Secondary Stroke Prevention
- Understanding Key Teaching Points for Medications used in Secondary Stroke Prevention
- Stroke Rehab ~ Acute and Beyond
- Anatomy of aphasias
- Neuropsychological Impact of Stroke
- Evidence-based Care of the Complex Stroke
Target audience includes Nurses, Therapists, PCTs, EMT Providers and other allied healthcare personnel working in stroke care areas including, but not limited to, pre-hospital, ED, 2ICU, MICU/TCU, 4 South and 8SC. It is recommended to attend “Stroke Matters I” prior to attending Stroke Matters II but not required.
- Describe interventions for treatment of acute stroke.
- Correlate the evaluation of neurologic functional ability with neuro-anatomical structures and vascular territories..
- List risk factors for stroke.
- Identify medical complications to be prevented following stroke.
- List the medications used in secondary stroke prevention.
- Discuss teaching points for patients and families in how to reduce the risk for stroke
- Discuss occupational rehabilitation therapies utilized in maximizing the patient’s rehab potential.
- Discuss physical rehabilitation therapies utilized in maximizing the patient’s rehab potential.
- Recognize various types of aphasias & how they present.
- Discuss the neuropsychological impact of stroke on the patient and family
- Review the best practices for nursing assessment and care of the complex stroke patient.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.
A maximum of 6.25 Contact hours will be given for participants who attend the entire course and complete all continuing education requirements including the program evaluation.
- 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 6.25 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 6.25 Attendance