Acute Stroke Treatment and Prevention

Acute Stroke Treatment and Prevention: Learning the Basic and the Breakthrough Advances

Stroke is a leading cause of disability in adults and the fifth cause of deaths in the U.S. The incidence of stroke increases significantly with age and Nebraska’s elderly population is growing. Major advances in stroke prevention and treatment have occurred over the past decade, with significant strides over the past few years. These advances require knowledge, organization, coordination, teamwork, and strategic planning. This webinar will explore the latest evidence-based advances in prevention and treatment of acute stroke.

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Target Audience

This webinar is intended for primary care providers including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, nurses, and other health care professionals.


Pierre Fayad, MD
Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Recognize how to manage acute stroke symptoms and signs
  2. Identify medical and interventional therapies for acute stroke
  3. Discuss mechanisms of stroke and strategies for prevention

Method of Participation

This activity will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

System Requirements

Term of Approval

Release Date: January 15, 2019
Expiration Date: November 30, 2020

Continuing Education Credit

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

1.0 Contact Hour awarded to participants who complete the webinar
Nebraska Medicine is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

MW MSD Provider Approval # NE1019-5-519

You must be able to participate in the entire webinar to receive contact hours. No partial credit will be awarded.


UNMC CCE presents this information for educational purposes only. The content is provided solely by faculty who have been selected because of recognized expertise in their field. Participants have the professional responsibility to ensure that products are prescribed and used appropriately on the basis of their own clinical judgment and accepted standards of care. UNMC CCE assumes no liability for the information herein.


It is the policy of UNMC CCE to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational activities. All faculty, activity planners, and staff involved in the development of this activity have disclosed any significant financial interest or other relationship with manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s)/device(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services included in this educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent a faculty or staff member with a relevant financial or other relationship from participating in the activity, but rather to provide participants with information on which they can base their own judgments. UNMC CCE has identified and resolved any and all faculty conflicts of interest prior to the release of this activity.

Faculty and Staff Disclosures

Pierre Fayad, MD has disclosed the following financial relationships:
Consultant — Medronic

The planning committee members have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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