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Neurovascular Crisis: Caring for Stroke Patients

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Course Description

This course is designed for nurses and other healthcare professionals caring for the neurological patient. Information on the vascular anatomy and an in-depth neurological assessment for stroke patients will be provided. Both ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes will be discussed, as well as the management of strokes from emergency through rehabilitation.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Identify the major cerebral vessels of the Circle of Willis.
  • Describe the symptoms of a stroke based on the structural location of the stroke.
  • Identify risk factors and discuss prevention of strokes.
  • Discuss procedures performed in interventional radiology.


Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. The 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.

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Vascular Anatomy and Diagnostic Imaging
  • Stroke Assessment, NIH Scale and More…
  • Risk Factors and Prevention of Stroke
  • Hemorrhagic Strokes
  • Thrombotic Ischemic Stroke: Care through Rehabilitation
  • Cardioembolic Stroke
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Rehabilitation Issues of Stroke