CME Course – Enhancing Clinical Outcomes With Hospital-Based Protocol For Thrombectomy

X-ray of circulatory system to cranial area.Original Program Date: April 26, 2018
CME/CE Expiration Date: April 30, 2019
Estimated Program Time: 1 hour

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

Program Overview
This program addresses the impacts of the 2018 updates to stroke guidelines on the stroke care team in the hospital setting, evaluation of patients for endovascular treatment, and post-thrombectomy management in the hospital.

Goals and Learning Objectives
Through this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the impact of key changes in the guidelines on hospital protocols and personnel
  • Evaluate techniques and devices for rapid recanalization
  • Discuss effective post-thrombectomy management

Target Audience

Enhancing Clinical Outcomes with Hospital-Based Protocol for Thrombectomy is for healthcare professionals in neurology and emergency medicine. This activity is also appropriate for other healthcare professionals who care for stroke patients and may have the opportunity to educate peers within their facilities.

Credit Designation

Continuing Medical Education Credit
Medical Education Resources is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians.

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit
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.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Medical Education Resources or National Stroke Association.

This activity is designed for individual participation and each individual must register for the event. For those seeking continuing education credit, both the post-assessment and evaluation forms must be completed in order to receive credit.

There are no fees for participation or receiving credit for this activity.

Content Developed and Presented By

Donald F. Frei, MD
Director, NeuroInterventional Surgery
Swedish Medical Center/Radiology Imaging Associates
President, Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery

Rishi Gupta, MD, MBA, FANA
Director, Neurocritical Care
Director, Telestroke Network
Cerebrovascular & Endovascular Neurosurgery
WellStar Health System

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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
Donald F. Frei, MD Grants/Research Support: Cerenovus, Medtronic, Stryker, MicroVention, Penumbra; Consulting Fees: Cerenovus, Stryker, Penumbra, Genentech, Shape Memory; Speakers’ Bureau: Cerenovus, Stryker, Penumbra, Genentech; Ownership Interest/Shareholder: Penumbra
Rishi Gupta, MD, MBA, FANA Consulting Fees: Stryker Neurovascular, Penumbra; Speakers’ Bureau: Genentech; Ownership Interest/Shareholder: Rapid Medical

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
Medical Education Resources No financial relationships to disclose
Aurora Quigley, National Stroke Association 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 Medical Education Resources (MER), National Stroke Association, and/or Stryker. 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, National Stroke Association and/or Stryker. 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 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.

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Enhancing Clinical Outcomes with Hospital-Based Protocol for Thrombectomy
is supported by an educational grant from Stryker.