SKMC Office of Continuing Medical Education
14th Cerebrovascular Update
March 19-20, 2015
- 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.
- Describe the emergency room protocols for triaging the stroke patient.
- 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.
- Identify the signs and symptoms of stroke in the younger patient, and implement proper treatment protocols to avoid or reduce lifelong impairments.
- Identify new imaging technology and determine implementation strategies for screening patients for acute stroke, primary and secondary stroke prevention and risk factors control.
- Recognize common pitfalls in the management of the stroke patient that may increase the risk of litigation.
- Formulate an appropriate rehab treatment and management plan from the perspective of the stroke patient to address individual capabilities and limits to ensure health care outcomes.
- Summarize the impact of sleep disorders on the stroke patient and identify effective management options.
- 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.
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Hyatt at the Bellevue
The 14th 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 Telemedicine: Improving Outcomes and Reducing Costs, Stroke & Sleep Apnea, Endovascular Treatment & Devices, Stroke in the Young, Post Stroke Rehab Management "A Day in the Life of a Stroke Patient", Legal Implication of Acute Stroke Management, Management of Large Hemisphere Stoke and much more. The ultimate goal of the 14th 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.
Stroke Credit Available!
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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. A maximum of 10.58 nursing contact hours will be awarded for this program. The participant must complete the pre and post tests, and attend the entire program to be eligible for full contact hour credit.
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