Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attacks Management for Pharmacy Professionals | Conditions of the Older Adult

Expand your knowledge about strokes and other related complications and learn how to counsel patients. 

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This course provides pharmacy professionals with a comprehensive understanding of stroke pathophysiology, epidemiology, and the most common signs and symptoms. Participants will learn about evidence-based prevention strategies for ischemic stroke and the latest acute treatments for stroke. The course also covers the management of cardioembolic stroke, with a focus on providing the best possible care for patients. This course is a great opportunity to expand your clinical knowledge and skills.  

This module is extracted from the Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP) Preparation Course. The content in this module provides current treatment guidelines for all populations and are not necessarily specific to geriatric care.

Learning objectives:

By the end of this course, you should be able to:  

  • Review pathophysiology, epidemiology and signs and symptoms  
  • Understand current acute treatment for stroke  
  • Review the evidence-based prevention strategies for ischemic stroke  
  • Review the management of cardioembolic stroke  

Course outline:

  • Learning Module
  • Multiple Choice Exam
  • Program Evaluation

Course at a glance:

Who should take this course:

This online professional development program is developed for pharmacists who would like to increase their confidence and practice knowledge in managing conditions of older adults.  

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Cancellation Policy:

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