Posterior Circulation Strokes

August 25, 2022

Acute ischemic stroke is a condition that requires timely recognition to initiate optimal acute stroke therapies, reducing morbidity and mortality.  Posterior circulation strokes, in particular, can be difficult to recognize and are commonly misdiagnosed in the emergency setting.  Join TeleSpecialists' Dr. Benzion Blech, board certified neurologist with a fellowship in Vascular Neurology, to review the mechanisms, signs and symptoms, and management options for posterior circulation strokes. 

Target Audience

Emergency Services Physicians

Internal Medicine Physicians

Intensivists

Neurologists

Advanced Practice Nurses

Physician Assistants

Registered Nurses

Licensed Practical Nurses

 

Learning Objectives

Learners will

  • define the posterior circulation and common symptoms of posterior circulation strokes
  • assess the utility of acute stroke therapies for posterior circulation syndromes
  • distinguish the utility of the NIH Stroke Scale in the identification of posterior circulation stroke syndromes
  • demonstrate knowledge of common posterior circulation stroke syndromes
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Nursing Contact Hours
    This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Emergency Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Course opens: 
07/13/2022
Course expires: 
09/25/2022
Event starts: 
08/25/2022 - 12:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
08/25/2022 - 1:00pm EDT
Rating: 
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Speaker(s)

Benzion Blech, M.D.

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

Theresa Sevilis, D.O.

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.
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.
Physicians: 
We are working with a Joint Provider to provide CME accredited activities.  Please allow up to 10 business days for your instructions on claiming your CME certificate. 

Accreditation and Designation Statements and Disclosure Report for CME only.

 

Nurses: 
This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Emergency Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Nursing Contact Hours
    This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Emergency Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
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