WHAT: Advanced Stroke Life Support® (ASLS®)
A hands-on, 8-hour simulation-based provider course on the management of the acute stroke patient that includes the MEND exam, an easy-to-learn and easy-to- use tool that enhances communication among EMS personnel, nurses, and physicians The ASLS curriculum is utilized by EMS agencies and hospitals across the United States.
Passing score on the posttest is 72%.
WHO: Nurses, physicians, physician assistants, EMS personnel
WHEN: December 9, 2016 8:00am – 5:00pm
WHERE: Wadley Regional Medical Center – Education Center
WHY: Learn to recognize the 5 main stroke syndromes, perform a focused evaluation, understand prehospital protocol, communicate clearly t-PA contraindications, witness information and neurologic exam, know how and when to administer t-PA to acute ischemic stroke patients, and apply the 6 aspects of acute stroke care to hospitalized patients.
HOW: Send email to Sharon.Cason@wadleyhealth.com,
CONTACT: Sher Fomby 903-798-8924, Sharon Cason 903-798-8924
Course fees are covered by the Arkansas Department of Health. If you would like to purchase a book the cost is $39.00. Otherwise there is no charge for the course.
An ASLS® certificate with wallet card will be issued by the University of Miami Gordon Center, developer of the curriculum, to those who successfully complete the course with a passing score of 70% or above.
This continuing nursing education activity #31576 was approved by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, for 8.0 contact hours. Approved provider status does not imply endorsement by the provider, ANCC, or GNA of any products referenced in this activity. This activity has no commercial support, and all members of the planning committee and presenters have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.