Goal and Learning Outcomes

<div>The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with information about stroke prevention and outline nursing care for the acute and rehabilitative care of a patient with stroke. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:<div>

  • Discuss trends in stroke prevention and management.</li>
  • Summarize the nursing role in the initial treatment of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.</li>
  • Describe the nursing role in the care of patients with stroke in the acute care setting.</li>
  • Discuss principles and strategies used in stroke rehabilitation.</li>
  • State strategies used in the rehabilitation of patients with mobility and self-care deficits after a stroke.</li>
  • Identify strategies in the rehabilitation of patients with cognitive, sensory, and perceptual deficits after stroke.</li>
  • Describe techniques used in the management of patients with dysphasia.</li>
  • Discuss approaches used in the management of patients with communication deficits.</li>
  • Describe strategies used in the management of patients with elimination impairments or sexual dysfunction.</li>
  • Discuss psychosocial issues faced by patients and identify planning necessary for successful community transition after stroke.


Course Authors

Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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