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Acute stroke management, a free CEU program offered at GCMH

October 15, 2011
Reinbeck Courier

Grundy County Memorial Hospital (GCMH) will be hosting a free CEU program for nurses and EMS staff titled "Acute Stroke Management" on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the GCMH Education Room (enter at Door #3 on the west side of the hospital).

Islam Mohamed Tafish, MD, will be the presenter. The purpose of the program is to increase the knowledge of nursing associates caring for patients with acute stroke symptoms. The objectives of the program are:

The learner will be able to identify appropriate indications for use of t-PA in acute stroke. The learner will be able to identify stroke mimics. The learner will be able to have a fundamental understanding of the various assessment tools and stroke scales available to EMS and ED personnel to assess for acute stroke (e.g. CPHSS, NIHSS, MENDS, etc.)

The learner will be able to identify key signs and symptoms, pathophysiology, and treatment options for acute stroke.

This program has been approved for 0.2 CEU's through Grundy County Memorial Hospital, Grundy Center, Iowa Board of Nursing Provider No. 258. Participants must attend the entire session to receive credit. 2.0 CEH's from UIHC EMSLRC.

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