Controversies in Stroke Care
Rehabilitation for Stroke Patients
Original Event: Jan. 23, 2013
This webinar series allows opposing sides the opportunity to present the evidence supporting their opinions. Topics in this series include tPA exclusion and inclusion criteria, post-stroke dosage and frequency of therapy, and interventional treatments.
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Other On-demand Accredited Webinars in This Series
Redefining Exclusion/Inclusion Criteria for IV tPA Use, Original program: Jun. 20, 2013
Acute Interventions, Original program: Feb. 28, 2013
This activity is jointly sponsored by Medical Education Resources and National Stroke Association.
Significant knowledge and practice gaps exist across the continuum of stroke care. Stroke is highly preventable, yet nearly 800,000 strokes occur each year. Although effective treatments exist that could benefit up to 40 percent of stroke patients, fewer than 10 percent of stroke patients actually receive these treatments.
Controversy is a hallmark of new ideas in medicine. As an education strategy, the identification and exploration of controversial topics enables an effective debate about unresolved issues, resulting in greater consensus supported by evidence-based medicine and expert opinion. This webinar will include the following rehabilitation topics: intensity versus quality, timing of therapeutic intervention and delivery method of therapy.
This webinar is designed for physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, rehabilitation nurses, psychologists, social workers and case managers. The audience may also include other stroke team members.
To raise awareness of clinicians surrounding rehabilitative therapies that take into consideration the timing, duration and intensity of therapy. As a result of this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Debate the intensity of activities versus quality of performance
- Discuss the timing of therapeutic intervention
- Describe delivery methods of therapy
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Medical Education Resources (MER) and National Stroke Association. MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Medical Education Resources designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Medical Education Resources is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This CE activity provides 1 contact hour of continuing nursing education.
Medical Education Resources is a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299, for 1 contact hour.
Method of Participation
This enduring webinar is designed for individual viewing. The post-test and evaluation are electronic and can only be completed by an individual after watching the program. There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
During the period from Jan. 23, 2013, through Jan. 23, 2014, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures, 2) study the educational activity, 3) complete the post-test by recording the best answer to each question, 4) complete the evaluation form and 5) click on “Submit” to return to National Stroke Association.
If you are viewing this program in a group, contact Valerie Siebert-Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Pamela S. Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, CPHQ, FAOTA
Manager, Rehabilitation and Neuropsychology
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Feinberg School of Medicine
Los Angeles, Calif.
Elliot J. Roth, MD
Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Richard D. Zorowitz, MD
Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
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The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this CME activity:
Dr. Pamela Roberts has no financial relationships to disclose.
Dr. Elliot Roth has received grants/research support from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.
Dr. Richard Zorowitz has received grants/research support from Bioness Inc. and NDI Medical, and consulting fees from Allergan, Inc. and MedErgy HealthGroup.
The content managers reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this CME activity:
Denise Henasey, National Stroke Association, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Julie Johnson, PharmD, MER, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Veronda Smith, FNP-BC, MER, has no financial relationships to disclose.
The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of MER, National Stroke Association, Genentech and/or Penumbra Inc. The authors have disclosed if there is any discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA in their presentations. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of MER, National Stroke Association, Genentech and/or Penumbra Inc. MER’s ANCC accreditation status does not imply endorsement by MER or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity. Before prescribing any medicine, primary references and full prescribing information should be consulted. Any procedures, medications or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.
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Controversies in Stroke Care Webinar Series
|Redefining Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria for IV tPA Use|
|Rehabilitation for Stroke Patients|