At-Risk Populations and Evidence-Based Guidelines for Acute Stroke Management

This activity consists of recorded presentations from the "12th Annual Medical Director/Physician Leadership Forum" held in Las Vegas, NV on JUNE 13, 2018.

Every year 795,000 individuals experience acute stroke, making it the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. Stroke poses a significant economic burden that is expected to more than double by 2035.

The American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for the management of acute ischemic stroke were updated in early 2018 to reflect important findings from recent thrombectomy trials. However, evidence-based recommendations for acute stroke care are often suboptimally adopted in health care systems. This activity will review the patient populations at highest risk for acute stroke, as well as interventions to improve preventive and acute-stroke care. The most recent AHA guideline recommendations for managing acute stroke will also be presented.

Learning objectives
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify patient groups who are at highest risk for acute stroke and may benefit from preventive management.
  • Discuss the latest guideline recommendations and evidence for managing acute stroke.
  • Describe strategies to implement interventions to optimize preventive and acute stroke care.

Presenter
Faculty PhotoDavid S. Liebeskind, MD, FAHA, FAAN, FANA
Professor of Neurology and Director, Neurovascular Imaging Research Core
Associate Neurology Director, Stroke Center
UCLA Department of Neurology
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Los Angeles, CA

Activity planners
Sarah Chart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN


Tina Rydland, PharmD
Crystal Clear Rx
Denver, CO

Crystal Wong, MD
President
Propoint Medical Writing
Wexford, PA

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM, OptumHealth Education (OHE) requires all those involved in the development of activity content to disclose their relevant financial relationships. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if such person (or his/her spouse/partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services relate to the activity content. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.
Ms. Chart and Ms. Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.
Dr. Wong has indicated that she has received grant/research support from MyoKardia.
Dr. Liebeskind has indicated that he has received grant/research support from and is a consultant for Medtronic and Stryker.
The remaining activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Method of participation
There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this activity.
For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the activity, which includes the following:

  • Completing the entire activity
  • Completing the pre- and post-activity assessments, activity evaluation and application for certificate of credit

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Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.

Accreditation Statement
Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, OptumHealth Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Credit Designation Statements
Nurses
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

Nurse practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Pharmacists/Pharmacy technicians
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour(s) ([0.10] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 1.00 contact hour(s).
Unique Activity Number(s): 0860-0000-18-035-H01-P/T

Physicians
OptumHealth Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Case managers
The Commission for Case Manager Certification has approved this program for a maximum of 1.00 clock hour(s) for Certified Case Managers (CCM).

Attendance
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.

Provided by
This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education.

Commercial support
There was no commercial support received for this activity.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians and other health care professionals (HCPs) who have an interest in acute stroke management.

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General
Activity opens: 
08/26/2018
Activity expires: 
08/26/2020
Rating: 
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Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General

Accreditation Period

Activity opens: 
08/26/2018
Activity expires: 
08/26/2020
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