Acute CVA and TIA

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Estimated time to complete session: 45 minutes

Acute CVA and TIA

Learning Objectives

  1. Assess patients with underlying risk factors for stroke.
  2. State the 2009 AHA/ASA definition of TIA and  describe the recommended evaluation.
  3. Formulate plans to assist patients in making behavioral modifications (such as smoking, lowering high blood pressure) to decrease their risk of having a stroke.
  4. Propose appropriate treatment options to improve outcomes in patients who suffer a stroke.
  5. Assist patients and caregivers in identifying resources and dealing with the after effects of stroke.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
09/01/2012
Course expires: 
08/31/2015
Parent activity set: 

Robert Dachs, MD, FAAP, Assistant Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, New York; Clinical Assistant Professor, Ellis Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Albany Medical college, Albany, New York

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/01/2012
Course expires: 
08/31/2015
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