Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. It is also the leading cause of serious disability. Currently, there are approximately 4 million Americans living with disabilities caused by stroke.
Modern medical technology is increasing the survival rate of stroke victims; however, this improvement means that an increased number of people will survive with some sort of disability, requiring varying levels of rehabilitation.
Learning Objectives At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will do the following: • Describe the disabilities caused by a stroke and the interventions used to treat those disabilities. • Describe how health care professionals determine the appropriate rehabilitation setting for clients with stroke.
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 2.75 contact hours may be earned for successful completion of this activity.
Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 13664, for 2.75 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 2.75 hour(s).
This course released on June 1, 2017 and expires on May 31, 2019.
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