This program will present evidence-based information about the diagnosis, reperfusion treatment, and prevention of acute ischaemic stroke. The discussion will centre on nursing clinical localization diagnostic skills, the availability and utility of computed tomographic (CT) technology, and nursing’s role in the development of systems of care that support stroke management. Specific topics will include intravenous alteplase and thrombectomy treatments, rapid emergency department management paradigms, the evolution of prehospital treatment on mobile stroke units, and the importance of primary and secondary stroke prevention.
By the end of this lecture, the attendee will be able to:
1. Discuss methods to diagnose an ischaemic stroke
2. Describe treatment options for acute ischaemic stroke
3. Identify methods for secondary prevention of stroke
This lecture is equal to 1 CE Contact Hour and 1 CPD Hour
Duration 60 mins.
Prof. Anne Alexandrov
PhD, RN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN, ANVP-BC, NVRN-BC, FAAN
Dr. Anne Alexandrov is a Professor of both Nursing and Neurology, as well as the Mobile Stroke Unit Chief Nurse Practitioner at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. She is also Professor and Program Director for NET SMART at the Health Outcomes Institute, LLC in Fountain Hills, Arizona. Developed in 2007, NET SMART (Neurovascular Education & Training in Acute StrokeManagement & Reperfusion Therapies) is the world’s first and only post-graduate fellowship training program for advanced practice nurses (APN) in acute stroke. Dr. Alexandrov has mentored over 100 APNs from across the globe.
In 2002, Dr. Anne Alexandrov completed her PhD at the Texas Woman’s University with the focus on integrated systemic and intracranial hemodynamics.
Dr. Anne Alexandrov has received many honors, including the 2018 Memphis Healthcare Hero Award, the 2013 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses’ Flame of Excellence Award, induction as an Honorary Ambassador to the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses in 2012, to mention a few.