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Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI

Course Created: 2018

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
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Course Summary

A stroke, also referred to as a cerebrovascular event, is a neurological event that causes damage to the brain. Stroke is caused by a large, sudden interruption of blood flow to the brain, and can result in severe, irreversible neurological damage. A stroke victim may permanently lose the ability to speak, walk, or live independently. Blood clots and bleeding are the basic causes of strokes and involve specific risk factors. Strokes can be prevented by identifying risk factors and by making healthy lifestyle choices.

Course Format

This course is based on a book and a post test. When you're ready, purchase the test by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Prevalence of Stroke
  • Stroke Risk Factors
  • Signs and Symptoms of Stroke
  • Stroke Outcomes and Physical Functioning
  • Assisting A Person Having a Stroke
  • Emergency Stroke Treatment
  • Maximizing Independent Function
  • Caring for the Stroke Victim

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the types of a stroke and the difference between a TIA and a stroke.
  • Identify the basic causes of a stroke.
  • Describe the major risk factors for stroke.
  • Identify the common signs and symptoms of a stroke.
  • Describe a stroke patient’s daily care needs.


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