The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville



Continuing Education and Professional Development

University of Tennessee Medical Center Brain and Spine Institute and
The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine

present

Seventh Annual Stroke Symposium: Current Topics in Stroke Prevention

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

UT Conference Center

Knoxville, Tennessee

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Course Overview

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. Although improvements in care have resulted in a decreased rate of death among stroke patients, approximately 795,000 Americans experience a new or recurrent stroke each year. Approximately one quarter of those strokes are recurrent events.

Nationally accepted guidelines, published by the American Stroke Association, outline the approach to secondary prevention of stroke. The Joint Commission has established a certification process for acute stroke ready hospitals (ASRH), primary stroke centers (PSC) and comprehensive stroke centers (CSC). Certification as a stroke facility, at any level, requires coordinated care across the continuum with focus on transitions back to the community. Management of risk factors, including hypertension, dyslipidemia, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes, is a critical aspect of care for stroke and TIA patients.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program the participant should be able to

 

This course will be of interest to primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and other healthcare providers.

Registration Fee
$125

 



Accreditation


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and the University of Tennessee Medical Center Brain and Spine Institute.  The University of Tennessee College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Education Credits

Education Credits
Physicians: The University of Tennessee College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs, NPs and Nurses: Physician Assistants, Nurses Practitioners and Nurses may use these credit hours toward certification renewal. This credit is acceptable by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), American Nurses Credentialing Association (ANCC) and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). 

Allied Health Professionals: Professional associations may choose to convert the hours earned to contact hours.  Please contact your certifying board to ensure these credit hours will be accepted.


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