When we think of stroke care, we rarely consider care to include the education that clients receive. But if we consider when we experience illness, don’t we all want to know what caused it and how we can prevent future events? The answer is yes.
Clients with stroke are not any different from us. Many times clients with stroke experience lifestyle changes that we have difficulty imagining. Lifestyle changes can include decreased mobility, inability to communicate, or completely different ways of accomplishing general daily functions. Educating our clients with stroke on how to identify what a stroke looks like and how to respond to such a life-threatening and potentially debilitating event is extremely important.
The purpose/goal of this course is to provide the nurse with guidance regarding how to educate the client and family about stroke risk factors and symptoms.
Learning Objectives At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will do the following: • Explain the causes of strokes (cerebrovascular disease). • Describe stroke symptoms and the types of strokes. • Explain the risk factors for stroke. • Distinguish between risk factors that are nonmodifiable and those that can be modified or changed.
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
A maximum of 2.0 contact hours may be earned for successful completion of this activity.
Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 13664, for 2.0 contact hours.
This activity is an online enduring material. Successful completion is achieved by reading and/or viewing the material(s), reflecting on its implications in your practice, and completing the assessment component.
The ideas and opinions presented in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Annenberg Center and/or its agents. As in all educational activities, we encourage practitioners to use their own judgement in treating and addressing the needs of each individual patient, taking into account that patient’s unique clinical situation. The Annenberg Center disclaims all liability and cannot be held responsible for any problems that may arise from participating in this activity or following treatment recommendations presented.
The estimated time to complete the activity is 2.0 hour(s).
This course released on June 1, 2017 and expires on May 31, 2019.
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