Stroke education for nurses and other healthcare professionals. This stroke training course
includes the NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS) assessment, stroke symptoms, types of stroke,
pathophysiology, diagnosis, prehospital and ED evaluation, treatment options. The course
provides an emphasis on acute care and initial rehabilitation for patients who have
experienced a stroke.
Course Format: Online
Contact Hours: 9 Hours
Case Management Contact Hours: 6.75
LEARNING OUTCOME AND OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this continuing education
course, you will demonstrate an understanding of the anatomical alterations,
pathophysiology, diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment options, emphasizing acute care and
initial rehabilitation, for patients who have experienced a stroke. Specific learning objectives
to address potential knowledge gaps include:
• Review stroke epidemiology.
• Identify risk factors, triggers, and effects of stroke.
• Discuss major classifications, including pathophysiology and clinical presentation.
• Describe the components of prehospital and emergency department evaluation and
• Discuss the guidelines for early treatment and management of patients with acute
• Identify the complications and associated interventions that may occur during the
intensive care unit (ICU) care of acute stroke patients.
• Summarize hospital nursing management for stroke patients beyond 24 hours.
• Identify assessment, interventions, and goals of physical, occupational, and speech-language
stroke rehabilitation in the acute setting.
• List actions to be taken in the prevention of secondary stroke.
ANCC Accreditation and State Board Approval
Continuing Education Provider Credentials for Wild Iris
Wild Iris Medical Education is accredited/approved as a provider of continuing education for
licensed healthcare professionals by the agencies listed below. Check with your board or
agency if you are not certain whether our courses are accepted for your license.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
California Board of Nursing
Florida Board of Nursing