Series date: 
10/01/2017 - 7:30am EDT to 09/28/2018 - 8:30am EDT

Course Description: Stroke care team members should be experts on the frequently updated Baptist Health South Florida stroke protocols and comply with national guidelines on acute stroke care and local quality improvement initiatives. The guidelines support the overarching concept of stroke systems of care and detail aspects of stroke care from patient recognition; emergency medical services activation, transport and triage; through the initial hours in the emergency department and stroke unit. Through a journal-based discussion, members of the stroke care team will discuss early stroke evaluation and general medical care, as well as ischemic stroke, specific interventions such as reperfusion strategies, and general physiological optimization for cerebral resuscitation.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Interventional Radiologists, Interventional Neuroradiologists, Internists, Hospitalists, Critical Care Physicians, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Neuropsychologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Occupational Therapists and other interested healthcare providers.


Quarterly meetings:

December 6, 2017 
March 6, 2018
June 5, 2018


  • Summarize and implement Baptist Health South Florida stroke protocols and care pathways.
  • Execute effective diagnostic and management skills of patients with routine and complicated acute ischemic strokes.
  • Implement updated stroke changes in the treatment of stroke when appropriate. 


Felipe De Los Rios, MD
Medical Director
Stroke Program – Baptist Health South Florida
Comprehensive Stroke Center - Baptist Hospital of Miami

Voluntary Assistant Professor of Neurology
Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine &
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Felipe De Los Rios, M.D. indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner have relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation(s) or discussion(s).

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer


Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this Journal-based CME activity 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.

This activity has been approved for 1 credit hour, CE Broker Course #20-542606, by the Florida Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

This activity has also been approved for 1 credit hour for Nursing, Nurse Practitioners, Respiratory Therapy (personal growth), Occupational Therapy and Pharmacy. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.


Series location: 
Baptist Hospital
8900 M. Kendall Dr.
2 Clarke Conference Room
Miami, FL 33176
United States