1. Understand principles of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention.
2. Update understanding of traditional and new options for stroke prophylaxis.
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. Review rehabilitation options, e.g. home health vs. outpatient vs. inpatient vs. skilled nursing facility.
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Janice E. Knoefel, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
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