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Stroke Education Intensive CE Series (Nov 2012)

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Monday, November 12, 2012 at 1:00 PM - Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 8:00 PM (EST)

Stroke Education Intensive CE Series (Nov 2012)

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The Intensive CE Series is a blended learning model that combines weekly online CE course readings, weekly live webinar presentations, and an online forum for information exchange and networking with peers. Each series lasts 4 – 7 weeks, and is structured around live, interactive webinars with nationally known cli
nical experts on specific topic areas from the comfort of your home or office.

92% of participants agreed the overall teaching method/format was effective in their learning experience.

90% of participants agreed that the information delivered added to their knowledge and will cause them to change their professional practice.

The Intensive CE Series provides a "virtual classroom" environment for in-depth study of key topics.


Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States. More than 140,000 people die each year from stroke in the United States. These staggering statistics prove that healthcare providers need the most up-to-date information on the latest guidelines for recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. 

This four-week self-paced program combines online education with live webinars to provide you with a study choice that will fit your schedule. Complete the online examination and earn 13.0 contact hours and a certificate of completion.

ONLINE MODULES: (1.0 contact hour each):

1.     Primary Stroke Center: What Does It Mean?

2.     Introduction To Stroke

3.     Neuroprotective Agents

4.     Stroke Evaluation and Treatment I

5.     Stroke Evaluation and Treatment II

6.     Stroke Evaluation and Treatment Team

7.   NIH Stroke Scale

8.     2 Sides of Stroke

9.  Stroke Clinical Trials

                                   SAMPLE READING

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  • Neurological Anatomy, Physiology, and Assessment Review:  Understanding the basics of any system and assessment allows nurses the ability to better understand illnesses and disorders and how to provide better care for patients. Secure your knowledge in this review of the basics: anatomy, physiology and general neurological assessment. 
  • Definitions and Pathophysiology of Stroke:  What is a stroke? How does it happen? What increases the risk of having a stroke? This webinar will answer those basic questions and provide advanced information on clinical differences between ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. Neuroprotective agents will also be discussed.
  • Current Assessment and Management of the Stroke Patient:  When a stroke occurs in a person, do you know what to do and how much critical time you have to act? Review how to perform stroke assessment, learn the importance of the stroke chain of survival and the 7Ds that provide specific recommendations for healthcare professional to follow.
  • Transition to Critical Care and Rehabilitation:  Recognition and management of the person who suffers a stroke in the ED is the first step to survival. However, the importance of transitioning to the critical care unit and then onto rehabilitation must be part of the initial plan of care and therefore cannot be overlooked. Learn ways to ensure stroke patients receive optimum stroke care across clinical areas. 

                                    WEBINAR PRESENTATION SAMPLES

    Stroke Webinar Screen Shot  

    Stroke Webinar Screen Shot

    Access to online webinar recordings will be available to view at your convenience until December 19, 2012.


  • Supports the necessity for stroke education related to the Joint Commission requirements.
  • Attend live, interactive discussions with experts in stroke management.
  • As part of the program, each attendee will receive unlimited access to more than 900 contact hours of review material preparing users for more than 70 nursing certification exams accessible at valid until May 12, 2013. (For example, attendees will have access to the Neuroscience, CCRN, Emergency and Cardiovasular Reviews.)
  • Network with your peers and form your own study group within the online classroom.

    Stroke Lore Screen Shot

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Healthcare providers who care for and treat suspected stroke victims.

Goal and Objectives for the Stroke Education Intensive CE Series:
The goal of the Stroke Intensive CE Series is to provide healthcare providers with information on and latest guidelines for recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.  Upon completion of this series, attendees will be able to do the following:

·         Identify the steps of a head-to-toe neurological examination to identify findings

       consistent with possible stroke.

·         Identify the causes, effects, and interventions of stroke.

·         Name commonly encountered neurological deficits post-stroke.

·         Describe the hyperacute and acute phases of stroke care.

·         Identify the factors affecting rehabilitation after a stroke.

Cost of the 4-week program:  $199 (discounted group rate of 3 or more: $175)


Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Phone cancellations must be confirmed in writing. Cancellations received by October 12, 2012 will receive a full refund of the registration fee. Cancellations received between October 13, 2012 and November 12, 2012 will be assessed a $50 processing fee. Cancellations received after November 12, 2012 or “no shows” will not receive a refund. In the event that the program is cancelled, a full refund will be issued.

If you missed any webinars, you will have a chance to view the recording until December 19, 2012.


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has over 35 years of nursing clinical experience coupled with significant experience in nursing education. She has been certified in or been an instructor in the following nursing certification and specialty areas: Medical-Surgical, Critical Care, Trauma, Neuroscience, Staff Development, ACLS, PALS, 12 Lead ECG and Rhythm Strip Interpretation, Cardiovascular, Pain Management, Orthopedics, and IV therapy. Ms. Elmore also has extensive live lecture teaching experience.

Megan McHugh, RN, MS, CCRN, CNRN has been continuously employed in neuroscience since 1983, predominantly in large teaching institutions. While employed as a neurodiagnostic technologist, she performed nerve conductions studies, EEG, polysomnography, and evoked potential studies both clinically and in the operating room. After pursuing a career transition into nursing, she has worked in neurosurgery stepdown and neurosurgical critical care units. For the past five years, she has worked as the Stroke Program Coordinator at Georgetown University Hospital. She teaches part of the neuro ICU orientation class, stroke nurse responder classes, and brings stroke awareness everywhere she goes.

Steve Risch, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS has been a critical care nurse for 15 years and is currently the Clinical Nurse Educator for the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington D.C. Steve is Adult Critical Care Nurse and Board certified Acute and Critical Care clinical nurse specialist. Mr. Risch has lectured for CCRN review courses and management of stroke patients around the Washington D.C. Area.  Also, Steve is an invited speaker to the 2012 National Teaching Institute in Orlando. His special interests include neuro-critical and surgical critical care.

Anna Ver Hage RN, BSN, CCRN, CNRN is a Certified Critical Care Nurse and a Certified Neuroscience Nurse. She currently serves as a clinical nurse in the neurosurgical intensive care unit at University of Colorado Hospital, a certified primary stroke center in Aurora, Colorado. She has been involved in numerous quality improvement projects to improve the care of the stroke patient. She has authored and co-authored numerous articles on care of the neuroscience patient population with a focus on stroke. She was a primary investigator for an IRB approved research study assessing the accuracy of the dosing weight used when administering thrombolytics in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. She has co-authored national guidelines regarding the care of the neuroscience patient. Anna has worked as a nurse for over 13 years in the critical care area in numerous university settings across the United States. Her nursing career includes experience in neurosciences, surgical, medical, trauma, burn and cardiac critical care settings. Anna also is an instructor for the NCLEX examination test preparation course through Kaplan University. Anna is committed to the nursing profession and feels certification in ones specialty is an important way to improve patient care. She enjoys not only educating other nurses but furthering her own education as well. She is currently finishing her Masters Degree in an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at St. Louis University. Anna is an active member of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) and a student member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).


Contact Holly Daymude at (703) 241-3334 or


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Online Module:
The series of online modules have been specifically chosen to provide healthcare providers with the evaluation and treatment of stroke. – Starting November 12, 2012.


LECTURE TITLE                                           DATE PRESENTERS
Program Orientation Monday, November 12, 2012 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM ET Holly Daymude
Neurological Anatomy, Physiology, and Assessment Review Wednesday, November 14, 2012
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET
Donna Elmore, RN-BC, MS, CCRN, MSRN, CNRN
Definitions and Pathophysiology of Stroke Tuesday, November 20, 2012
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET
Steve Risch, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS
Current Assessment and Management of the Stroke Patient Wednesday, November 28 2012
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET
Megan McHugh, RN, MS, CCRN, CNRN
Transition to Critical Care and Rehabilitation Wednesday, December 5, 2012
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET
Anna Ver Hage, RN, BSN, CCRN, CNRN

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Webinars must be attended in their entirety and the evaluation form must be completed.

The planners and presenter(s)/author(s) of this course have declared no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity.

Gannett Education guarantees that the content of these educational activities are free from bias.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

Accreditation educational events are provided by Gannett Education.

Gannett Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Gannett Education is also accredited by the Florida Board of Nursing (provider no. FBN 50-1489) and the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider no. CEP 13213).

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