Acute Ischemic Stroke: Overcoming Barriers for Optimal Management

Acute Ischemic Stroke:

Overcoming Barriers for Optimal Management

A series of Live Activities at American College of Emergency Physicians State Chapter Annual Meetings

Welcome to "Acute Ischemic Stroke: Overcoming Barriers for Optimal Management." This CME-certified initiative is intended for emergency room physicians, community cardiologists, neurologists, and other professionals who treat patients with acute ischemic stroke. A series of live CME-certified programs will be presented at the 2014 Annual Meetings of American College of Emergency Physicians state chapters, and an online CME-certified webcourse will be available later in 2014.

Program Description:

This CME-certified activity focuses on the barriers to care and best practices in the management of acute ischemic stroke, and will feature research highlights, evidence-based management strategies, monitoring tools, interactive supportive-care case scenarios, and case-based presentations and discussions moderated by the expert faculty.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify the key barriers that prevent acute ischemic stroke patients from reperfusion to determine workable solutions allowing for care within recommended timeframes
  • Adhere to current treatment guidelines and indications/contraindications when determining effective treatment plans for patients presenting with signs of acute ischemic stroke
  • Adopt technologies and other collaborative measures that link hospitals in rural areas with certified stroke centers and specialists to increase the expertise and quality of stroke care

Accreditation Statements:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American College of Emergency Physicians and Rockpointe Corporation. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statements:

The American College of Emergency Physicians designates each live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 1 hour of ACEP Category I credit.