Stroke Symposium 2020
Stroke can steal your abilities, your freedom and your life, unless you know how to strike back. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die and time is of the essence. Remember to BEFAST at the start of stroke symptom onset: Balance Eyes Face Arms Speech Time.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and results in significant disability and healthcare expenditures. Allegheny General Hospital is the region's first Comprehensive Stroke Center. Our goal is to identify, educate, and treat stroke patients with the highest level of care.
This symposium will provide health care professionals current, evidence-based practice knowledge across the continuum of stroke care. The course reviews all major topics of the examination and provides information regarding the latest guidelines and protocols for managing stroke patients.
•Explain latest updates and options for stroke management and standards of care
•Discuss and review stroke as it relates to COVID 19
•Review Alternative Medicine and Stroke
•Identify technological advances in acute care of stroke patients
•Review enhanced communication options due to the impact of COVID 19
•Discuss dysphagia screening and how to increase compliance
An application has been submitted for 6.5 PSNA contact hours.
The West Penn Hospital is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
- 6.50 ANCC