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Educational Activities, Including CME

Stroke Care Guidelines and Consensus Statements

Stroke Protocols and Scales

Evidence-based Publications

Recommendations for Stroke Center Development

Additional Online Resources


Note: Some resources listed below may require a log-in or paid membership to access.

 

Educational activites, including CME

 

 

Acute Stroke Treatment: Addressing Missed Opportunities (2013)
Gain better knowledge of the key features that reliably distinguish stroke from stroke mimics and allow brief but more focused and assured assessment, thus speeding eligible patients on their way to appropriate treatment. This program features accredited grand round activities, live webinars, Internet Point of Care (IPoC) and an update to the Acute Stroke web resource area.
Ask the Experts
Grand Rounds
Internet Point of Care  (IPoC)
Resource Center
Virtual Grand Rounds

 

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Acute Stroke Treatment: New Evidence and Opportunities(2009) includes current evidence-based acute ischemic stroke treatment strategies, how to apply the latest guidelines to practice and improve patient outcomes and access resources to help participants implement changes to acute stroke care practice and processes.
On- Demand Webinar
Stroke Clinical Update

This program is for informational purposes only. The accreditation for this program has expired.

 

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National Stroke Association offers FREE webinars and online training. Visit www.stroke.org/meded for more information.


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Stroke Care Guidelines and Consensus Statements

 

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www.stroke.org/medpro provides access to National Stroke Association's professional education and resources.

 

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Washington University in St. Louis hosts a comprehensive website on all aspects of stroke care, research and stroke center designation.

 

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National Institutes of Health’s website features stroke resources, including NIHSS and clinical trials information.

 

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American Stroke Association's (ASA) Healthcare Professionals Resource Page includes links to ASA guidelines.

 

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The Brain Attack Coalition’s website provides guidelines, stroke scales and pathways.

 

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Medscape® is a reliable education and CME resource for physicians and healthcare professionals.


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Stroke Protocols and Scales

Many organizations provide access to acute stroke protocols and stroke scale training, including the following:

 

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Genentech, Inc. provides access to resources for acute stroke protocols and stroke scales.

 

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Massachusetts General Hospital publishes its acute stroke protocols.

 

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National Institutes of Health’s website features stroke resources, including NIHSS and clinical trials information.

 

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National Stroke Association offers FREE online NIHSS Stroke Scale Training and Testing with CEUs. Visit www.stroke.org/NIHSS for more information.

 

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The Brain Attack Coalition’s website provides guidelines, stroke scales and pathways.

 

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TrainingCampus.com offers an array of educational activities, learning aids and accreditation, including the Modified Rankin Scale and CNS programming.

 

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Washington University in St. Louis hosts a comprehensive website on all aspects of stroke care, including stroke assessment scales. 


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Evidence-based Publications on Acute Stroke

 

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Ancrod in Acute Ischemic Stroke. Results of 500 Subjects Beginning Treatment Within 6 Hours of Stroke Onset in the Ancrod Stroke Program. Published November 2009.

 

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Patient Dissatisfaction With Acute Stroke Care. Published November 2009.

 

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Angioplasty and Stenting of Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Vertebral Artery Stenosis: To Treat or Not to Treat. Published October 2009.

 

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Endovascular Treatment With Angioplasty or Stenting Versus Endarterectomy in Patients With Carotid Artery Stenosis in the Carotid and Vertebral Artery Transluminal Angioplasty Study (CAVATAS): Long-term Follow-up of a Randomised Trial. Published October 2009.

 

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Recombinant Tissue Plasminogen Activator Increases Blood-brain Barrier Disruption in Acute Ischemic Stroke: An MR Imaging Permeability Study. Published August 2009.

 

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A Multicenter Evaluation of the ABCD2 Score's Accuracy for Predicting Early Ischemic Stroke in Admitted Patients With Transient Ischemic Attack. Published August 2009.

 

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Categorizing Stroke Prognosis Using Different Stroke Scales. Published August 2009.

 

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Interdisciplinary Treatment Selection in Admitted Patients With Acute Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Published July 2009.

 

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A Comprehensive Review of Prehospital and In-hospital Delay Times in Acute Stroke Care. Published July 2009.

 

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Telestroke 10 Years Later—'Telestroke 2.0'. Published July 2009.

 

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Safety and Effectiveness of Endovascular Therapy After 8 Hours of Acute Ischemic Stroke Onset and Wake-up Strokes. Published July 2009.

 

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National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale Score Is Poorly Predictive of Proximal Occlusion in Acute Cerebral Ischemia. Published July 2009.

 

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The Cost of Pediatric Stroke Acute Care in the United States. Published July 2009.

 

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Blood Pressure Management in Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Published July 2009.

 

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Influence of Weekend Versus Weekday Hospital Admission on Mortality Following Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Clinical Article. Published July 2009.

 

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Number Needed to Treat to Benefit and to Harm for Intravenous Tissue Plasminogen Activator Therapy in the 3- to 4.5-Hour Window. Joint Outcome Table Analysis of the ECASS 3 Trial. Published June 2009.

 

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National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale Certification Is Reliable Across Multiple Venues. Published June 2009.

 

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Characteristics and the Fate of Intraluminal Thrombus of the Intracranial and Extracranial Cerebral Arteries in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients. Published June 2009.

 

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Use of the Triage Stroke Panel in a Neurologic Emergency Service. Published June 2009.

 

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Clinical Application of Therapeutic Hypothermia in Stroke. Published June 2009.

 

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Acute Stroke Care in a Neurologically Underserved State: Lessons Learned From the Iowa Stroke Survey. Published June 2009.

 

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Gender Differences in Acute Ischemic Stroke. Etiology, Stroke Patterns and Response to Thrombolysis. Published May 2009.

 

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Perfusion CT Improves Diagnostic Accuracy for Hyperacute Ischemic Stroke in the 3-hour Window: Study of 100 Patients With Diffusion MRI Confirmation. Published May 2009.

 

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Early Hospital Arrival Improves Outcome at Discharge in Ischemic but Not Hemorrhagic Stroke: A Prospective Multicenter Study. Published May 2009.

 

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Telemedicine Versus Telephone for Remote Emergency Stroke Consultations: A Critically Appraised Topic. Published May 2009.

 

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Recommendations for the Implementation of Telemedicine Within Stroke Systems of Care. A Policy Statement From the American Heart Association. Published May 2009.

 

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Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke: Intravenous and Endovascular Therapies. Published April 2009.

 

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Treatment of Hypertension in Acute Ischemic Stroke. Published March 2009.

 

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IV vs. IA TPA in Acute Ischemic Stroke With CT Angiographic Evidence of Major Vessel Occlusion: A Feasibility Study. Published March 2009.

 

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Regional Implementation of the Stroke Systems of Care Model. Recommendations of the Northeast Cerebrovascular Consortium. Published March 2009.

 

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The Association of Statin Therapy and High-sensitivity C-reactive Protein Level for Predicting Clinical Outcome in Acute Non-cardioembolic Ischemic Stroke. Published November 2012.

 

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Regional Prediction of Tissue Fate in Acute Ischemic Stroke. Published October 2012.

 

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Response to Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Acute Stroke: The Importance of the Time Rate of Blood Pressure Variation. Published October 2012.

 

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Endovascular Acute Stroke Treatment Performed by Vascular Interventional Radiologists: Is It Safe and Efficacious? Published October 2012.

 

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Alteplase: A Review of Its Use in the Management of Acute Ischaemic Stroke. Published October 2012.

 

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Thrombolytic Therapy for Acute Ischaemic Stroke: What Can We Do to Improve Outcomes? Published October 2012.

 

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Estradiol Levels Predict Short-term Adverse Health Outcomes in Postmenopausal Acute Stroke Women. Published October 2012.

 

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The Desmoteplase in Acute Ischemic Stroke (DIAS) Clinical Trial Program. Published October 2012.

 

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Neurothrombectomy for the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke in 1530 Patients. Published October 2012.

 

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Blood Pressure Changes in Acute Ischemic Stroke and Outcome With Respect to Stroke Etiology. Published September 2012.

 

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Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke Occurred During Thrombolytic Treatment of a Patient With Prosthetic Mitral Valve Thrombosis: Continuing Thrombolysis on Top of Thrombolysis. Published September 2012.

 

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Transitional Care After Hospitalization for Acute Stroke or Myocardial Infarction: A Systematic Review. Published September 2012.

 

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Stroke: New Mechanical Clot Retrieval Devices Show Superiority in Patients With Acute Ischaemic Stroke. Published September 2012.

 

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Cerebral Microbleeds and the Risk of Intracerebral Haemorrhage After Thrombolysis for Acute Ischaemic Stroke: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Published September 2012.

 

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Services for Reducing Duration of Hospital Care for Acute Stroke Patients. Published September 2012.

 

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Distal Hyperintense Vessels on Flair: A Prognostic Indicator of Acute Ischemic Stroke. Published September 2012.

 

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Stroke: Treatment for Acute Stroke—the End of the Citicoline Saga. Published September 2012.

 

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Does Primary Stroke Center Certification Change ED Diagnosis, Utilization, and Disposition of Patients With Acute Stroke? Published September 2012.

 

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Timing of Thrombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke: "Timing Is Everything" or "Everyone is Different". Published September 2012.

 

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Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke: Systemic or Local? Published September 2012.

 

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Techniques for Improving Efficiency in the Emergency Department for Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke. Published September 2012.

 

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Impact of Acute Ischemic Stroke Treatment in Patients >80 Years of Age: The Specialized Program of Translational Research in Acute Stroke (SPOTRIAS) Consortium Experience. Published September 2012.


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Recommendations for Stroke Center Development

 

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The Brain Attack Coalition has published guidelines for the development of primary (2011) and comprehensive (2005) stroke centers.

 

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Building the Case for a Primary Stroke Center:  A Resource Guide.


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Additional Online Resources

 

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Centers for Disease Control

 

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The Joint Commission

 

Patient/Family Education Materials

National Stroke Association offers FREE downloadable versions of educational brochures, publications and several stroke risk factor and awareness tools at www.stroke.org and www.stroke.org/SHOP

Register for a free annual subscription to StrokeSmart magazine (U.S. residents only) at www.stroke.org/MAG. National Stroke Association Stroke Center Network members can receive multiple copies.

For acute stroke CME/CE activities, click here.


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The Acute Stroke Treatment: Addressing Missed Opportunities grand rounds activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

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