Thrombolytics: To Treat or Not to Treat?

April 28, 2022

Join TeleSpecialists Dr. Theresa Sevilis, board-certified vascular neurologist to review the American Heart Association Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke.  Dr. Sevilis will discuss the indications, relative contraindications, and absolute contraindications for thrombolytics, provide cases for review, and discuss how to use the Guidelines in the decision making process.  She will highlight the most commonly asked questions surrounding thrombolytic administration and discuss the new utilization of tenecteplase in place of alteplase. 

Target Audience

Emergency Services Physicians

Internal Medicine Physicians

Neurologists

Intensivists

Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician's Assistants

Registered Nurses

Licensed Practical Nurses

Learning Objectives

Learners will

  • identify the indications for thrombolytics treatment
  • describe the absolute contraindications to thrombolytics treatment
  • recognize the evidence behind relative contraindications and
  • identify a framework for decision-making
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: 
02/28/2022
Course expires: 
06/28/2022
Event starts: 
04/28/2022 - 12:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
04/28/2022 - 1:00pm EDT
Rating: 
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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.
Speaker(s)

Theresa Sevilis, D.O.

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. 

 

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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