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The AHA’s Acute Stroke Online Course has been updated to reflect science from the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC and the new 2015 AHA/ASA Focused Update of the 2013 Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke Regarding Endovascular Treatment: a Guideline for Healthcare Professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
This web-based, interactive course provides training on the symptoms, diagnosis, and management of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and complications of stroke. Course content is based on information from the AHA’s ACLS EP Manual and Resource Text, covering treatment from the field to the emergency department, as well as critical care and rehabilitation. At the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Discuss at least 3 risk factors for stroke.
- List at least 2 conditions that can be present with neurologic signs or can mimic stroke, including, but not
limited to, hypoglycemia and postictal paralysis.
- Explain the difference in treatment for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
- Discuss the 3 components of the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale.
- Identify the time frame in which an ischemic stroke patient can be treated with fibrinolytic therapy
- Identify the 8 Ds of stroke care
- List the stroke chain of survival
- Manage stroke patients through disposition
- Describe the pathophysiology of stroke
No skills session is required to complete this course. Upon successful completion, students will receive a certificate of
completion and will be eligible to apply for continuing education credits.
Following are the specifications for the Acute Stroke Online Course:
- Self-directed· Accessible online
- Includes 10 interactive checkpoint exercises with review questions
- Includes online exam to assess cognitive knowledge
- Certificate of completion available to print upon successful completion
- Provides access to course content for 12 months following activation of course key
- Continuing education available
Technical Specifications are available at http://www.onlineaha.org/technical_requirements
Intended Audience: This course is designed for the experienced healthcare provider and is ideal for both inhospital and out-of-hospital providers who want to improve their knowledge of stroke treatment.
Continuing Education Information:
The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation
Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to
provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from
organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a
maximum of 1.50 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.
AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations
accredited by the ACCME.
**AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim for this
activity after six months of attending.
ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.50 contact hours.
**ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim for this
after six months of attending.
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the
Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 1.50 Advanced CEHs, activity number
By claiming CAPCE credit, the claimant acknowledges the following: I understand that the American Heart Association
as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further
understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS
offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected, need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may
review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.
**CAPCE credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE credit will no longer be available to claim for
this activity after six months of attending.
All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart
Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well
as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity.
In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations.
Replaces old part # 90-1425
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