Kevin N. Sheth, MD FAHA

Chief, Division of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology
Chief, Clinical Research, Department of Neurology
Director, Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit
Yale School of Medicine & Yale New Haven Hospital

Laura Heitsch, MD

Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
Stroke Team Physician
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Washington University School of Medicine
Division of Emergency Medicine

Deborah L. Bergman, MS RN FNP-BC FAHA

Nurse Practitioner
Stroke/Telestroke Program Coordinator
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Mike T. Mullen, MD MSCE

Assistant Professor
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Neurology
Stroke Division

Kelly Anderson, BSN RN

Stroke Program Coordinator
Intermountain Medical Center
Intermountain Urban Central Region

Franklin Marden, MD

Interventional Neuroradiologist, Stroke and Neurovascular Team
Alexian Brothers Medical Center
Elk Grove Village, IL

Kori Sauser, MD, MSc

Emergency Medicine Physician
Massachusetts General Hospital
VA Ann Arbor Hospitals
Boston, MA

Accredited by

American Heart Association

Course Description

At the completion of this online course, the learner will be able to:
- Describe the role that imaging (non-contrast HCT and CTA) play in diagnosing, predicting risk of hematoma expansion and detecting underlying causes of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage.
- Evaluate treatment strategies for patients with ICH who are taking a vitamin K antagonist or newer anticoagulation medication (factor Xa inhibitor or direct thrombin agent).
- Recognize that acute lowering of blood pressure in ICH patients with systolic blood pressure between 150-220 mm Hg is safe and may improve functional outcome.
- Develop treatments plans for ICH patients that include initial admission to an area with neuroscience acute care expertise as well as close monitoring for and management of seizures [an alternative one for this could be: Incorporate information from clinical trials and evidence based medicine to guide management (medical and surgical) of patients with intracerebral hemorrhage].
- Describe the roles that blood pressure control, life style modification and anticoagulation decisions play in the prevention of recurrent intracerbral hemorrhage.
- Discuss the importance of a multidisciplinary team in the rehabilitation of patients with intracerebral hemorrhage.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:2.00 Credits
Release Date:2016-Sep-26
Expiration Date:2023-Mar-24
Estimated Time for Completion:2 hours
Registration Required:Yes
System Requirements:
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