Stroke and the Primary Care Clinician

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Conference ID

D6306

Purpose

This program is designed to provide primary care providers with education directly from vascular neurologists and vascular neurosurgeons on key decision points to consider regarding stroke prevention treatments, as well as key post-stroke management strategies.

Objectives

  • Discuss the rationale for long-term atrial fibrillation management.
  • Describe the decision points for emergent intravenous thrombolytic and endovascular thrombectomy.
  • Contrast the treatment options for carotid stenosis – medical, surgical or endovascular.
  • List the current strategies for the management of common neurovascular lesions causing hemorrhagic stroke.

Audience

Primary care providers and health-care professionals with interest in stroke prevention, as well as stroke management after discharge from the hospital.

Credit

AMA

Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses Using AMA Credit

Nurses will receive a certificate from Penn State College of Medicine verifying their participation in 3.75 hours of approved continuing medical education. Continuing education activities which are approved by accredited institutions of higher education and that are relevant to patient care or professional nursing meet the requirements of mandatory continuing education for registered nurses in Pennsylvania, as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing recommends that nurses retain their certificates for a period of at least five years. Additional information is available through the State Board of Nursing.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

This activity is approved for 3.75 contact hour(s) of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 18103407. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.

Agenda

  • 7:30 a.m. | Check-In / Continental Breakfast / Visit Exhibitors
  • 8 a.m. | Overview of Stroke
    Kathy Morrison, MSN, RN, CNRN, SCRN, FAHA
  • 8:15 a.m. | Atrial Fibrillation
    Raymond Reichwein, MD
  • 8:40 a.m. | Carotid Stenosis
    Scott Simon, MD
  • 9:05 a.m. | The ABCs of Stroke Prevention
    David Ermak, DO
  • 9:50 a.m. | Bubbles, Blisters and Tangles: What to do with Asymptomatic Vascular Lesions of the Brain
    Kevin Cockroft, MD, MSc, FAANS, FACS, FAHA
  • 10:15 a.m. | Women and Stroke
    Cathleen Adams, DO
  • 10:40 a.m. | Find it, Treat it, Manage it: Concepts for Atrial Fibrillation
    Raymond Reichwein, MD
  • 11:05 a.m. | Acute Interventions: What Happens if the Prevention Measures Fail?
    Kenneth Liu, MD, FAANS, FACS
  • 11:30 a.m. | Stroke Awareness Education Resources
    Cesar Velasco, RN
  • Noon | Lunch / Adjournment

For a printable PDF brochure of this program, please contact continuinged@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Faculty

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center;
Penn State Neuroscience Institute

Cathleen Adams, DO
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Vascular Neurology
Penn State College of Medicine

Kevin Cockroft, MD, MSc, FAANS, FACS, FAHA
Professor of Neurosurgery, Radiology and Public Health Science
Co-Director, Penn State Stroke Center
Penn State College of Medicine

David Ermak, DO
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Vascular Neurology
Penn State College of Medicine

Kenneth Liu, MD, FAANS, FACS
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, Radiology and Neurology
Neurosurgery
Penn State College of Medicine

Kathy Morrison, MSN, RN, CNRN, SCRN, FAHA
Stroke Program Manager
Penn State Stroke Center

Raymond Reichwein, MD
Professor of Neurology
Co-Director, Penn State Stroke Center
Penn State College of Medicine

Scott Simon, MD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
Neurosurgery
Penn State College of Medicine

Cesar Velasco, RN
Stroke Program Coordinator
Penn State Stroke Center

Fee

There is no fee for this activity but registration is required.

Included: All listed meals, instruction and online handout materials.

Cancellation

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Preregistered participants will be notified if a program is filled or canceled.

Sponsor

A Continuing Education service of the Penn State College of Medicine.

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Continuing Education at least one week in advance of your participation or visit.

Changes

Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and educational balance)

It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to resolve any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

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