Management of Neurologic Alterations
Cerebrovascular accidents, commonly referred to as strokes, are the third leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of neurologic dysfunction. The cost for the care and treatment of stroke patients, including loss of productivity, has been estimated at $30 billion per year. Exact assessment is crucial. A nurse needs to know not only know the signs and symptoms of strokes but also the proper care of patients with strokes. Subarachnoid hemmorrhages, which account for less than 10% of all strokes, but 40% of the mortality associated with strokes, are also covered.
• Explain the attributes, assessments, and interventions for cerebral vascular accidents.
• Discuss subarachnoid hemorrhages and their complications.
This course was created by DigitalMed for the purposes of providing evidence-based continuing education for health care providers.
The planners and authors of this CNE activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.
The continuing education contact hours for this module are provided by HealthStream.
HealthStream is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's COA.
This activity is awarded 1.1 contact hour(s).
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP13221 and 1.1 contact hour(s) will be awarded for this activity. Licensee must retain this document for a period of 4 years after the course concludes.
West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, Provider Number WV2007-0517RN for 1.4 contact hour(s).
HealthStream is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 272, and 1.4 contact hour(s) will be awarded for this activity.
In addition, HealthStream is a Florida Board of Nursing approved provider 50-907, and 1.1 contact hour(s) will be awarded for this activity.
To receive credit, participants must complete the entire activity. Partial credit will not be given. Licensees in all states must provide their license numbers for record keeping purposes.
The certificate of completion must be retained in the participant's records for at least four (4) years.
At the conclusion of this activity, an attendee, if he/she so desires, may submit the evaluation form directly to Iowa Board of Nursing (400 SW 8th Street, Suite B, Des Moines, IA 50309-4685).
Accredited status as a provider refers only to continuing education activities and does not imply ANCC Commission on Accreditation endorsement of any commercial products. HealthStream does not endorse or promote any commercial product that may be discussed in this activity.
Contact Hours: 1.1
Expiration Date: 6/30/2012
Member Price: $12.00
Non-Member Price: $20.00