Advanced Stroke Life Support (ASLS) Bismarck
This course addresses the prehospital, emergency department, and stroke unit management of patients with acute stroke. Using interactive discussions, hands-on workshops, multimedia (video case-based scenarios) and standardized patient simulations (for stroke syndrome identification and management decision-making), the course includes a discussion of the differential diagnosis of stroke, rapid recognition of five major stroke syndromes, training in the use of the Miami Emergency Neurologic Deficit (M.E.N.D.) exam (based on the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale and incorporating the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale), education regarding the use of thrombolytic therapy in acute ischemic stroke patients, and a detailed discussion of the acute care of stroke patients in the hospital, including prevention of medical complications, rehabilitation in the acute setting, the diagnostic evaluation, secondary stroke prevention strategies, and discharge planning for the patient and family.
This course is appropriate for both new and experienced providers, particularly nurses and physicians who work in the emergency departments, stroke unit, and stroke-unit equivalents.
There is no required preparation for this course. Preregistration starts at 7:30am.
Please contact Haley Gilstad with any questions at (701) 323-5861. Please withdrawal from course if you are unable to attend at least 24 hours in advance, if possible, due to waitlist.