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Stroke: A Self-Instructional Program


A Self-Instructional Program

IMPORTANT!! Please check the Board Approval Information below to ensure the course is approved by your professional board and will provide the CE credits you need.

Course Description

Stroke remains the third leading cause of death, and the number one cause of disability with over 3 million stroke survivors. This course studies the pathology of various kinds of strokes, the related symptoms, and approaches to care that can help with rehabilitation and lead the patient to his maximum level of functioning.

Purpose and Objectives

    • Cite the incidence of stroke, and the impact of this major health problem on our society.
    • Describe the pathogenesis, signs and symptoms, and the location of the various types of stroke, comparing left versus right.
    • Conduct an assessment of the patient with acute brain damage.
    • Identify interventions used during the acute stage of stroke.
    • Identify approaches for the patient with chronic complications to stroke, including: sensory/perceptual deficits, aphasia, bladder dysfunction, and hemiplegia.
    • Cite life style changes that can be encouraged to prevent stroke in our general population.

About the Author

Linda S. Greenfield, RN, PhD

Linda is the educational administrator, author and instructor for Consultants for the Future. She is a graduate from Iowa State University and Columbia Pacific University and was listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities as a doctorial student. She has taught hundreds of seminars and authored home study courses for over thirty five years in healthcare continuing education.

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Her clinical experiences include acute and long term care, including experience as a flight nurse in the US Air Force and as an educator in a college based nursing program. Linda has a passion for life-long learning and is always on the breaking edge of the latest information in health and healing, integrating both conventional and alternative approaches. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics into easy to understand concepts with practical applications for everyday needs. Linda has been honored as a keynote speaker at several conferences and conventions, including the Spring 2005 conference of the Iowa Department of Health where she spoke about energy healing.

Board Approval Information

A Self-Instructional Program

Consultants for the Future has been approved by the Florida Boards of Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology (clinical), and Nursing Home Administrators Provider No. 50-435. It is approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association, #CE24-120552. It is also approved by the Ohio Board of Speech and Language Therapy and Audiology, Provider No. 50-435; the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider No. 50-435; Iowa Board of Nursing, Courses Accepted; the Georgia Board of Nursing, Provider No. 50-435; the Alabama Board of Occupational Therapy, Provider No. 50-435; and the California Board of Nursing, Provider No. 04422. The Course meets the requirements of the Minnesota, Ohio, Nevada, the and Kentucky Boards of Nursing, and other states by reciprocity.

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