State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium

International Stroke Conference 2018

Nursing Symposium & Pre-Con Symposia: Jan. 23, 2018
Sessions: Jan. 24–26, 2018
Los Angeles Convention Center | Los Angeles, Calif.

State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium 

Symposium Description

The State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium is a can’t miss forum designed to provide cutting-edge information for nursing, rehabilitation and other healthcare professionals who treat  patients and families in all phases of stroke treatment from the emergency department through rehabilitation and community integration. This energizing symposium will update and inform the audience about nursing issues along the continuum of stroke care (ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke management, rehabilitation and program development.)

The goal of the program is to share innovative best clinical practices that have been developed to optimize patient outcomes throughout the stroke continuum of care. An exciting plenary program and stimulating break-out sessions are planned to meet educational needs for nurses, rehabilitation and healthcare professionals at various levels of skill.

An exciting plenary program and stimulating break-out sessions are planned to meet educational needs for nurses, rehabilitation and healthcare professionals at various levels of skill.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium, participants should be able to:
  • Explain how to optimizes community re-integration post-stroke
  • Describe how to impact and improve communication for stroke patients
  • Discuss facilitating admission, progression, and discharge for stroke including:
    • Treatment delay for acute ischemic stroke both out-of-hospital and in-hospital
    • APRN-led stroke care across the continuum including ED, acute care and post-acute program
    • AANN stroke nursing
  • Demonstrate evidence-based strategies for preventing stroke and stroke complications including:
    • Etiology, identification and diagnosis of cryptogenic stroke
    • Barriers to patient management and secondary prevention
    • Optimizing secondary prevention of stroke
    • Promoting a healthy diet in patients and their family members following stroke
  • Define collaborations to improve quality of life across the care continuum including:
    • Barriers and the need for support groups and return to work
    • Dysphagia screening - past, present and future
    • Palliative care
  • Apply strategies for assessing and managing cognitive, emotional and sleep issues related to stroke including:
    • Delirium post-stroke
    • Emotional disturbances after stroke: depression, anger and emotionalism
    • Screening for depression and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in stroke: why, what, where, and when

Professional Credit

Joint Accreditation Statements

The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses

The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is TBD contact hours

**ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after August 21, 2017.

Disclosure Policy

All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

Sponsored by the American Heart Association's Stroke Nursing Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing and co-sponsored by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association.