Stroke Symposium 2020

October 30, 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. 

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Learning Objectives

•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 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 ANCC
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/30/2020 - 7:45am EDT
Event ends: 
10/30/2020 - 3:30pm EDT


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.

Available Credit

  • 6.50 ANCC


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