Foundations Module 5.2: Stroke Rehabilitation
This course includes two recorded videos and one case study. You will need to review all of this course content, then receive a 70% or higher passing grade on a quiz, and lastly complete an evaluation to receive your certificate and complete this course. You will have access to this course for 1 year, starting on the purchase date.
In the U.S. someone has a CVA approximately every 40 seconds and someone dies from a CVA about every 4 minutes. The high frequency of CVA occurrence signals the importance of advanced stroke knowledge in rehabilitation nurses. This course provides in depth training on the epidemiology, risk factors and pathophysiology of CVA along with assessment and intervention priorities when caring for stroke patients. Since falls are one of the most frequent complications in stroke rehabilitation, the course includes a case study on reducing fall risk in the inpatient rehabilitation setting.
- Review the epidemiology, risk factors, and pathophysiology of CVA
- Describe the correlation between location of infarct and symptoms
- Identify common consequences of stroke
- Identify and describe the symptoms and etiology of hemi spatial inattention or neglect
- List factors that can reduce fall risk
- Describe the possible origins of an Embolic Stroke
- List causes for low flow alarm on a VA device
Sally Strong is the Clinical Nurse Specialist at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton, IL. She holds certifications in Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Nursing. During a career that has spanned more than 35 years Ms. Strong has cared for patients with a variety of neuroscience disorders in the acute care, intensive care, inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient settings. She has lectured extensively at the local, state and national levels on topics related to neuroscience and rehabilitation nursing. She is the author of multiple articles published in peer reviewed journals as well as chapters in 5 nursing textbooks. She has served on several national level committees and task forces for both the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses and the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.
Matthew Mitchell, MSN RN CRRN
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1.5 Nursing Contact Hours will be awarded for individuals who participate in the full activity and complete the post-evaluation for the activity. The ability to view or accept credit for this product expires on 7/2/2024.
The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
- 1.50 CNEANCC The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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