Advanced Stroke Life Support (ASLS)
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 8:00am-5:30pm
Aiken Regional Medical Center, Aiken, South Carolina
Donald Hyatt, EMT-Paramedic and Rebecca L. Jackson, BSN, RN
Aiken Regional Medical Center
1st Floor Private Dining Room
302 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801
TARGET AUDIENCE: EMS Personnel, Paramedics and Nurses
This course is appropriate for both new and experienced providers, particularly EMS, and Nurses and Physicians who work in the emergency departments, stroke unit, and stroke-unit equivalents.
Learners must have a posttest score of at least 70% in order to pass the course and be issued continuing education credit.
Learners who satisfy the requirements of the provider course are issued a certificate and wallet card. The card is valid for a two-year period, and is renewable by the end of the month two years after course completion.
Participants must attend the full course. Partial credit will not be given.
Certificates will be issued by the University of Miami Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education.
EMS: 8.0 credit hours will be issued by the Gordon Center upon successful completion of the ASLS course. The Gordon Center is an organizationally accredited provider (#UMIA0005) of continuing education for emergency medical technicians and paramedics through the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).
NURSES: 8.0 credit hours will be issued by the Gordon Center upon successful completion of the ASLS course. The Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.
ASLS Prehospital & Hospital Course:
This course addresses the prehospital, emergency department, and stroke unit management of patients with acute stroke. Using interactive discussions, hands-on workshops, multimedia (computerized video clips) and standardized patients (instructors that act out and simulate different stroke syndromes), the course includes a discussion of the differential diagnosis of stroke, rapid recognition of five major stroke syndromes, training in the use of the Miami Emergency Neurologic Deficit (M.E.N.D.) exam (based on the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale and incorporating the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale), education regarding the use of thrombolytic therapy in acute ischemic stroke patients, and a detailed discussion of the acute care of stroke patients in the hospital, including prevention of medical complications, rehabilitation in the acute setting, the diagnostic evaluation, secondary stroke prevention strategies, and discharge planning for the patient and family.
Describe why early treatment of patients with acute ischemic stroke may result in a marked reduction in risk of disability.
Identify the five main stroke syndromes and relate them to pathophysiology and clinical signs.
Perform a focused neurologic evaluation to identify stroke, its location, and severity.
Recognize t-PA indications and contraindications.
Define the chain of survival & recovery for stroke using the 8 Ds.
Describe the principles of prehospital stroke management that make up the current standard of care.
Determine when to call a stroke alert and quickly transport the patient to the nearest appropriate facility.
Communicate clearly and succinctly with ED personnel regarding symptoms, time of onset, neurologic exam, and t-PA contraindications.
Hospital Based Providers
Describe the logistics of an acute stroke team.
Outline the protocol for t-PA administration to acute ischemic stroke patients.
Explain the care and monitoring of acute ischemic stroke patients post t-PA administration.
Describe the six aspects of acute stroke care for hospitalized patients.
REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES COST OF BOOK:
$ 75.00 Mid-Carolina AHEC Members
"Only a portion of the course fee represents revenue to the University of Miami Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education, developer of the Advanced Stroke Life Support(r) curriculum.
You may register online using PayPal at www.midcarolinaahec.org or by mail:
Make check payable and mail to:
PO Box 2049, Lancaster, SC 29721
Phone: 803-286-4121- Fax: 803-286-4165
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 27, 2018 or until classroom capacity is reached.
INSTRUCTORS: Donald Hyatt, EMT-Paramedic and Rebecca L. Jackson, RN, BSN
Registrations are accepted until class is filled. Registration assures placement, materials and notification if class is canceled. Registration is not complete until money is received along with the registration form. Written cancellation received two (2) weeks prior to the program date will result in a 50% refund. Cancellations received later than two weeks prior to the program, or failure to attend the program, are not refundable.