Acute Stroke

Every year over 700,000 people in the U.S. suffer from a stroke. In many cases, the stroke results in death or significant disability. The ACUTE STROKE curriculum was developed to improve patient outcomes and centers on rapid diagnosis and emergency management care.

ACUTE STROKE curriculum is suited for:

  • Neurology clerkships and healthcare professionals involved in or preparing for primary stroke center certification
  • Emergency and intensive care personnel
  • Medical students and residents
  • Nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students
  • Physicians in training and practice including non-neurology practitioners
  • Physician assistants

This Curriculum:

  • Is case-based
  • Is beneficial for prehospital and emergency management, including t-PA
  • Covers stroke subtypes and etiologies
  • Will present cerebrovascular anatomy
  • Offer inpatient care approaches, including diagnostic evaluation
  • Features secondary stroke prevention tactics to decrease morbidity and mortality

Special features:

  • Interactive with feedback
  • Multimedia content: videos, graphics, animations, diagnostic images
  • Supplemental National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale tutorial
  • Include pre-test and post-test programs

Added Benefits:

  • Includes a tutorial that effectively teaches the NIH Stroke Scale which has proven prognostic value and is universally used to assess stroke patients
  • Allows for self-learning which reduces instructor time and the pre-test and post-test that allow immediate assessment of learners’ knowledge
  • A site license allows an unlimited number of learners to use this curriculum
  • Hundreds of learners can be trained each year in a typical medical center, making the cost per learner nominal