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Controversies in IV thrombolysis for Acute Stroke

Program Date:  Original program date -  May 28, 2015
Estimated Time: 1 hour

 

 


This activity is jointly provided by Medical Education Resources and National Stroke Association.


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Program Overview

The faculty will compare and contrast contraindications when making selection decisions for using IV thrombolysis in acute stroke care.

Goals and Learning Objectives
The goal of the Controversies in IV thrombolysis for acute stroke: Reconsidering the Contraindications activity is to educate healthcare professionals with the latest findings and controversies around thrombolysis in acute stroke care. Participants will learn how to:

  • Discuss the barriers to utilization of thrombolysis
  • List the current relative and absolute contraindications for thrombolysis in acute stroke
  • Identify the areas of uncertainty regarding contraindications for thrombolysis

Target Audience
The target audience includes neurologists, neuroscience nurses, emergency department physicians and nurses, hospitalists and other healthcare professionals who provide care to stroke patients.

Content Developed and Presented By
Eric M. Bershad, MD
Neurologist
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Chethan P. Venkatasubba Rao, MD
Neurologist
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
Medical Education Resources ensures balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. MER is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CE activities that promote improvements or quality in health care and not the business interest of a commercial interest.

Faculty Disclosures
The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this CME activity:

Name of Faculty

Reported Financial Relationship

Eric M. Bershad, MD

No financial relationships to disclose

The content managers reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:
 

Name of Content Managers

      Reported Financial Relationship

Denise Taylor, National Stroke Association

             No financial relationships to disclose

MER content managers

             No financial relationships to disclose

Disclaimer
The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Medical Education Resources and/or National Stroke Association. 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 Medical Education Resources and/or National Stroke Association. 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 patient’s 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.

System requirements:
PC-based attendees—Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista or newer.
Macintosh®-based attendees—Required: Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer.

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