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The Best of Stroke Forum 2016  Free Stroke CME
Posted by...Bernard Sklar, MD. 
Free CME Credit Hours...0.5.
CME Credits Awarded by...Vindico Medical Education.
Cost for Credit...Free.
Instruction Type...Video Lectures.
Target Audience...Emergency medicine physicians, neurologists, emergency medicine residents, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with AIS.
Educational material last updated...November 10, 2016.
CME Credit Expires...November 9, 2017.
Financial Support...Genentech, Inc.
The Best of Stroke Forum 2016 consists of two brief lectures:
• Eligibility for IV Thrombolysis: A Review of Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria
• Stroke Therapy: Examining New Evidence
After competing The Best of Stroke Forum 2016, you should be better able to:
• Apply evidence-based criteria to the selection of candidates for thrombolytic therapy in AIS.
• Evaluate FDA labeling, current data, and clinical practice guidelines on the use of tissue plasminogen activator in the extended 3-hour to 4.5-hour post-onset window.
• Assess recent studies and guidelines on endovascular procedures for AIS.
• Determine the criteria for the concomitant or preferential use of tissue plasminogen activator in patients with AIS who are being considered for endovascular procedures.
• Incorporate shared decision making with patients and their families to improve education and assist in reducing delays in treatment and complications.