Date of Original Release:
June 15, 2021. Date of most recent review: June 1, 2021. Termination date: June 15, 2024.
EB Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the ACCME.
EB Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Stroke CME and 1 Pharmacology CME credits, subject to your state and institutional requirements.
The need for this educational activity was determined by a survey of medical staff, including the editorial board of this publication; review of morbidity and mortality data from the CDC, AHA, NCHS, and ACEP; and evaluation of prior activities for emergency physicians.
This enduring material is designed for emergency medicine physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and residents.
Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to: (1) demonstrate medical decision-making based on the strongest clinical evidence; (2) cost-effectively diagnose and treat the most critical presentations; and (3) describe the most common medicolegal pitfalls for each topic covered.
Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to: (1) Identify the key elements of the history, physical examination, and laboratory testing in the initial evaluation of acute stroke patients; (2) Describe the indications and contraindications for IV tPA and mechanical thrombectomy; (3) Determine the imaging necessary prior to treating acute ischemic stroke with IV tPA or mechanical thrombectomy; and (4) Provide optimal management before and after treatment.
Discussion of Investigational Information:
As part of the journal, faculty may be presenting investigational information about pharmaceutical products that is outside Food and Drug Administration–approved labeling. Information presented as part of this activity is intended solely as continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of any pharmaceutical product.
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This supplement to Emergency Medicine Practice
did not receive any commercial support.
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