Available On-Demand (A: Types of Strokes & Diagnostic Tools)
Available On-Demand (B: Risk Factors, Treatment, & Complications)
2 webinars x 120 minutes including a Q&A
• A certificate of completion
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience, for at least one year
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing
Objectives of Part A: Types of Strokes & Diagnostic Tools
1. Identify types of Strokes: hemorrhagic, ischemic and TIA’s.
2. Review functional neuroanatomy related to the arterial blood supply to the brain and brainstem.
3. Identify the difference between large artery strokes and small tributary strokes.
4. Identify the functional neuroanatomy and arterial blood supply and how it is correlated with the NIHSS (NIH Stroke Scale).
5. Identify the clinical information obtained from CT scans and MRI’s.
Objectives of Part B: Risk Factors, Treatment, & Complications
1.Identify the modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors correlated with the treatment and prevention of the modifiable risk factors for both hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes.
2. Identify the classic clinical presentation for both hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes.
3. Identify acute emergency treatment for hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes.
4. Discuss mechanical thrombectomy and tissue plasminogen activators.
5. Discuss blood pressure maintenance in hemorrhagic vs ischemic strokes.
6. Discuss blood glucose management; management of atrial fibrillation; and assessment of swallowing ability.
This webinar discusses the latest information on stroke diagnosis and treatment. The webinar will commence with a review of neuroanatomy and the blood supply to the brain and spinal cord. Barb will then cover a comprehensive overview of modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes as well as the treatment and prevention of the identified risk factors. Barb will differentiate between hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes as well as the differences between thrombotic and embolic phenomenon. Barb will focus on the classic clinical presentations for both hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes based on specific arteries involved. Barb will also discuss the acute neuro exam for the patient presenting with possible stroke symptoms using the NIH Stroke Scale. Acute emergency treatment for hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes will be discussed.
Who Should Attend?:
• Medical Surgical, ICU, ER, Neuro, and Rehabilitation Nurses
• Medical Interns, Nurse Practitioners, Rehabilitation Therapists, Dietitians
• Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapists, Recreational Therapists, Dietitians
• Home care Nurses; Long Term Care Nurses
• Nurses and new rehabilitation specialists with an interest in stroke
Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP
Barb Bancroft is a widely acclaimed nursing teacher who has taught courses on Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Physical Assessment to both graduate and undergraduate students. Also certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, she has held faculty positions at the University of Virginia, the University of Arkansas, Loyola University of Chicago, and St. Xavier University of Chicago. Barb is known for her extensive knowledge of pathophysiology and as one of the most dynamic nursing speakers in North America today. Delivering her material with equal parts of evidence based practise, practical application, and humour, she has taught numerous seminars on clinical and health maintenance topics to healthcare professionals, including the Association for Practitioners for Infection Control, The Emergency Nurses’ Association, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and more.