JMC Office of Continuing Medical Education
13th Annual Cerebrovascular Update
March 20-21, 2014
- Examine the epidemiology and the risk factors for stroke, and implement preventative measures to reduce the risk of primary and secondary stroke.
- Formulate an appropriate treatment and management approach to blood pressure control for both acute strokes, atrial fibrillation, and intracerebral hemorrhages.
- Analyze and employ into practice current pharmacotherapy data on anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy for stroke management.
- Develop ways to appropriately incorporate emerging therapies in the treatment of patients with deep vein thrombosis.
- Describe the emergency room protocols for triaging the stroke patient.
- Examine the stroke patient for vascular dementia vs. Alzheimer's disease and formulate an appropriate treatment approach.
- Integrate existing prescribing, treatment and classification guidelines for stroke into their practices.
- Contrast existing and emerging endovascular diagnostic techniques to better recognize and treat patients who suffer from intracerebral hemorrhages, intracranial aneurysms, and arteriorvenous malformations.
- Analyze and communicate the benefits and risks of current and emerging diagnostic techniques and agents for interventional management of stroke including intra-arterial thrombolysis, carotid endarterectomy and stenting.
- Identify the benefits, differences and patient outcomes of baclofen and botulinum toxin in the treatment of spasticity and utilize the proper agents in the individualized care of the stroke patient.
- Assess their individual practices in light of the information and discussions during the course, and identify specific strategies to implement as part of a continuing improvement process for their practices.
Hyatt at the Bellevue
The 13th Annual Cerebrovascular Update has been specially designed for practicing neurologists, neurosurgeons, emergency medicine physicians, critical care physicians, hospitalists, neuroradiologists, primary care physicians, internists, gerentologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, case managers and rehabilitation therapists who treat a myriad of stroke related conditions and diseases in their practice. The course directors, Rodney D. Bell, MD, Robert H. Rosenwasser, MD, FACS, FAHA, Carissa C. Pineda, MD and Pascal Jabbour, MD, Thomas Jefferson University Departments of Neurology, and Neurosurgical Surgery, have developed an agenda that includes in-depth presentations on epidemiology and management of risk factors in stroke prevention; emergency management of acute stroke; anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy; diagnosis and management of intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhage; and intracranial aneurysms. The ultimate goal of the 13th Annual Cerebrovascular Update is to improve the delivery of care for the stroke patients by improving the performance of practicing physicians and other health care professionals as they care for patients with stroke related medical complications. This conference will allow participants to observe and question the expert faculty as they discuss real patient cases, and demonstrate how to apply new information and clinical guidelines into their practices. In addition, the use of an audience response system will further engage the participants and allow them to assess their knowledge and skill levels with their peers.
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is an approved provider of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 10.5 is maximum number of contact hours to be awarded to participants.
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