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On-Demand Program: “Ischemic Stroke: Insertable Cardiac Monitors for Atrial Fibrillation Detection and Secondary Stroke Prevention”

Pfiedler Education and Medtronic* present…“Ischemic Stroke: Insertable Cardiac Monitors for Atrial Fibrillation Detection and Secondary Stroke Prevention”

An ischemic stroke may occur in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) either as the initial presenting manifestation of AF or despite appropriate antithrombotic prophylaxis. AF is associated with more severe ischemic strokes, presumably due to embolization of larger thrombi with AF. As a result, patients with AF who suffer an ischemic stroke appear to have a worse outcome (e.g., more disability, greater mortality) than those who have an ischemic stroke in the absence of AF, even after adjustment for the advanced age of patients with AF-related stroke. This educational program will discuss ischemic stroke and its sub-types. Secondary stroke and the associated risk factors
will be examined, including the need for AF detection in specific ischemic stroke subtypes. Supporting clinical evidence and guidelines will be presented to demonstrate the importance of implementing long-term monitoring strategies reinforced by multidisciplinary collaboration.

Learning Objectives  |  After completing this continuing education activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Define ischemic stroke and ischemic stroke sub-types.
  2. Identify the risk factors for secondary stroke in ischemic stroke patients.
  3. Examine the need for atrial fibrillation detection for secondary stroke prevention in ischemic stroke patients, specifically, cryptogenic, large vessel, and small vessel stroke patients.
  4. Review the latest clinical evidence and guidelines on the importance of long-term monitoring for atrial fibrillation in ischemic stroke patients.
  5. Illustrate the need for collaboration between neurology and stroke coordinators with electrophysiology/cardiology to assure patients receive appropriate long-term cardiac monitoring.

Target Audience:
This continuing education activity is intended for a perioperative nurse, surgical technologist, radiologic technologist, or other healthcare professionals who want to learn more or needs to gain knowledge and skills in ischemic stroke, stroke prevention and insertable cardiac monitors for atrial fibrillation detection.

Continuing Education:

For U.S. Healthcare Professionals, this course offers contact hours. Participants who provide healthcare in MA or VT, or HCPs who meet the expanded covered recipient provider types under the federal Open Payments program, will not receive a contact hours certificate. Please see the Open Payments resources page for more information.

California Board of Registered Nursing
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses is provider-approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13019 for 2.0 contact hours. Obtaining full credit for this offering depends upon attendance, regardless of circumstances, from beginning to end. Licensees must provide their license numbers for record-keeping purposes. The certificate of course completion issued at the conclusion of this course must be retained in the participant’s records for at least four (4) years as proof of attendance.

The National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) has approved this program for 2.0 contact hours.
American Society of Radiologic Technologists
This activity is approved for 1.75 Category A CE credits by the ASRT.

This continuing education activity was planned and provided in accordance with accreditation criteria. This material was produced in November 2021 and expires in November 2023.

Healthcare organizations engaged in continuing medical, nursing, and allied health education have adopted standards to promote balanced and evidence-based content. This course is supported by funding provided by a commercial entity and complies with the intent of these standards. Pfiedler Education gratefully acknowledges educational funding provided by: Medtronic*.

Questions? Contact Pfiedler Education at 720-748-6144.

* NOTE: This is a supplier and/or industry resource-sponsored webinar. HealthTrust has not approved and/or endorsed the content. This program may contain the mention of products, services, drugs or brands presented in a case study or comparative format. Such examples are intended for educational and informational purposes and should not be perceived as a HealthTrust endorsement of any particular supplier, product, service, drug, brand or approach