Key Concepts and Medical Management for Secondary Stroke Prevention

There is a high rate of recurrent stroke after an ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack.  Identification and early management of modifiable risk factors, such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, cardiac disease, behavioral interventions such as diet, physical activity, and smoking cessation have been shown to be effective in secondary stroke prevention.  An interdisciplinary approach toward aggressive management of these risk factors can be effective to prevent stroke in patients.  This activity addresses the treatment approach and discusses secondary stroke prevention. 

Target Audience

Emergency Department Physicians

Internal Medicine Physicians

Neurologists

Registered Nurses

 

Learning Objectives

As a result of this activity, learners will be able to articulate stroke risk factor modifications with

  • antihypertensives.
  • antithrombotic therapy.
  • cholesterol lowering therapy.
  • glycemic control treatments.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Nursing Education Hours

    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by American Association of Neuroscience Nurses an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

    Pharmacology Credit: TeleSpecialists does not issue pharmacology credit. However, specific sessions may be recognized for pharmacology credit by your state nursing board. Contact your state nursing board for further information.

  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
03/04/2022
Course expires: 
03/03/2024
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Peer reviewer(s)

Michelle Boudreau, D.O.

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.
Planner(s)

Caitlyn Boyd, MHA, MSN, RN, CPHQ

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Theresa Sevilis, D.O.

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.
Speaker(s)

Darshana Amin, DO

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.
This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, an accredited approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Nursing Education Hours

    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by American Association of Neuroscience Nurses an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

    Pharmacology Credit: TeleSpecialists does not issue pharmacology credit. However, specific sessions may be recognized for pharmacology credit by your state nursing board. Contact your state nursing board for further information.

  • 1.00 Participation
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