2021 Stroke Update for Emergency Department Physicians and Code Rescue Team

This course meets Baptist Hospital's Comprehensive Stroke Center recertification education requirements for emergency department physicians, intensivists and the Code Rescue Team. 


Target Audience

Baptist Hospital Emergency Department Physicians, Intensivists, Baptist Hospital Code Rescue Team, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain updates to the Miami Neuroscience Institute Acute Stroke Protocol Algorithm.
  • Identify who is a candidate for stroke reperfusion therapies.
  • Recognize when a stroke alert priority 1 or 2 should be activated.
  • Prepare for The Joint Commission stroke program recertification.
Additional information
  • Thomalla, G., Simonsen, C. Z., Boutitie, F., Andersen, G., Berthezene, Y., Cheng, B., ... & Gerloff, C. (2018). MRI-guided thrombolysis for stroke with unknown time of onset. New England Journal of Medicine, 379(7), 611-622.
  • Ma, H., Campbell, B. C., Parsons, M. W., Churilov, L., Levi, C. R., Hsu, C., ... & Donnan, G. A. (2019). Thrombolysis guided by perfusion imaging up to 9 hours after onset of stroke. New England Journal of Medicine, 380(19), 1795-1803.
  • Albers, G. W., Marks, M. P., Kemp, S., Christensen, S., Tsai, J. P., Ortega-Gutierrez, S., ... & Lansberg, M. G. (2018). Thrombectomy for stroke at 6 to 16 hours with selection by perfusion imaging. New England Journal of Medicine, 378(8), 708-718.
  • Nogueira, R. G., Jadhav, A. P., Haussen, D. C., Bonafe, A., Budzik, R. F., Bhuva, P., ... & Jovin, T. G. (2018). Thrombectomy 6 to 24 hours after stroke with a mismatch between deficit and infarct. New England Journal of Medicine, 378(1), 11-21.
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Felipe De Los Rios La Rosa, M.D., FAHA
Medical Director, Baptist Hospital Comprehensive Stroke Center and Miami Neuroscience Institute Stroke Program 
Associate Professor of Neurology
University of Cincinnati Department of Neurology
Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Felipe De Los Rios La Rosa, M.D., FAHA, conference director and speaker of this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose.

Off-label use of IV alteplase for acute ischemic stroke treatment is discussed.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have relevant financial relationship to disclose with ineligible companies*.

*Ineligible companies -- Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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 South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
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