CME/CNE/AANP/AAPA Information

Overview

The treatment of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is time sensitive and requires rapid assessment to provide treatment for minimizing brain damage. However, current evidence indicates that clinicians involved in the management of patients with AIS report several critical gaps in knowledge and performance related to evidence-based stroke care. In this activity, leading neurologists and emergency medicine physicians will discuss recent criteria and guidelines for using thrombolytic therapy in AIS patients; current data on the use of tissue plasminogen activator, including patients being considered for endovascular procedures; as well as recent guidelines on endovascular procedures for AIS. In addition, faculty will discuss the importance of patient education in reducing delays in treatment and strategies for instituting stroke systems of care among departments.


Target Audience

The intended audience for the activities is emergency medicine physicians, neurologists, emergency medicine residents, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with AIS.


Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Apply evidence-based criteria to the selection of candidates for thrombolytic therapy in AIS.
  • Evaluate FDA labeling, current data, and clinical practice guidelines on the use of tissue plasminogen activator in the extended 3-hour to 4.5-hour post-onset window.
  • Assess recent studies and guidelines on endovascular procedures for AIS.
  • Determine the criteria for the concomitant or preferential use of tissue plasminogen activator in patients with AIS who are being considered for endovascular procedures.
  • Incorporate shared decision making with patients and their families to improve education and assist in reducing delays in treatment and complications.
  • Formulate strategies for instituting stroke systems of care at the state and institutional levels.

CME Information
Accreditation Statement: Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: Vindico Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement: In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content are required to disclose to the accredited provider their relevant financial relationships. Relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience.

Notice: Faculty, topics, program schedule, and credit hours are subject to change. Audiotaping or videotaping is prohibited without written permission from the program committee.

CNE Information
Accreditation Statement: Vindico Medical Education, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC’s) Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation: Vindico Medical Education will provide 1.25 contact hours for nurses.

Education activities are distinguished as separate from endorsement of commercial products. When commercial products are displayed, participants will be advised that accredited status as a provider refers only to its continuing education activities and does not imply ANCC Commission on Accreditation endorsement of any commercial products.

AANP Information
This program is pending approval by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

AAPA Information
This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to request 1.25 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit from the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Total number of approved credits have yet to be determined.

Faculty, topics, program schedule, and credit hours are subject to change. Audiotaping or videotaping is prohibited without written permission from the Program Committee. Preregistration is encouraged but not required. Seating to be based on arrival order; early arrival is recommended.

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