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Neurovascular Crisis: Caring for Stroke Patients

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Course Description

This course provides a more advanced review of the ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke patient. It also offers a compre-hensive review of anatomy, assessments and diagnostics, providing an in-depth refresher on the pathophysiology and care of the stroke patient. It reviews the various types of strokes and interventions, both pharmacologic and endovascu-lar. The course covers the comorbidities of stroke in present-day patients; it also covers the complications and bed-side treatment modalities, such as intracranial pressure (ICP) and targeted temperature management (TTM).

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • The learner will recognize the continuum of care for the various stroke patients, from initial presentation to discharge and into the community.

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.

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

  • Neurovascular Anatomy and Diagnostic Imaging
  • Stroke Syndromes and Correlative Assessments
  • Thrombotic/Ischemic Strokes
  • Cardioembolic Stroke
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Interventional Radiology Procedures

Day 2, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Primary, Secondary Stroke Prevention
  • Anticoagulation and Medical Management of Strokes
  • Chronic Comorbid Factors in Stroke Patients
  • ICP Monitoring
  • TTM in Stroke Patients
  • Cerebral Vasospasm
  • Rehabilitation and Palliative Care