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SCRN® Exam Review

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Course Description

This course is designed to prepare the nurse specializing in caring for stroke patients to pass the Stroke Certified Registered Nurse Examination. The course reviews all major topics of the examination and provides information regarding the latest guidelines and protocols for managing stroke patients. It reviews different stroke types, assessment, acute management and rehabilitation of strokes.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Identify the different types of strokes and follow the current stroke guidelines for managing strokes.
  • Perform advanced neurological assessments for stroke patients.
  • Teach patients and family about prevention and recognition of strokes.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Anatomy and Physiology
    Vascular Anatomy | Brain Structures | Correlation of Deficits | Neuroplasticity
  • Preventive Care
    Risk Factors | Health Education | Patient Education | Lifestyle Changes
  • Hyperacute Care
    Initial Triage | Neurological Assessment | Stroke Scores | Administer Thrombolytics | Emergency Management
  • Diagnostics
    Understanding Diagnostic Tests | Risks and Benefits | Pre- and Post-Care
  • Test Review

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Acute Care
    Neurological Assessment | Diagnostic Tests | Monitoring | Safety Measures | Treatment Options | Associated Stroke Disorders | Holistic Care | Palliative Care | Organ Donation | Specific Stroke Care | Post-Interventional Procedures
  • Neurological Medications
    Indications | Contraindications | Side Effects | Dosage
  • Post-Acute Care
    Rehabilitation Care | Discharge Planning
  • Systems and Quality Care
    Protocols or Pathways | Stroke Units and Stroke Teams | Stroke Center Certification