Evidence-based Clinical Care: In-hospital Evaluation of Acute Ischemic Stroke or Transitory Ischemic Attack

This course covers the inpatient management of patients with acute ischemic stroke or transitory ischemic attack to help practitioners be better able to implement new clinical pathways and power plans.

Target Audience

Neurologists, Neurointensivists, Geriatric Medicine Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, Intensivists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Hospitalists, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and Physician Assistants.

Learning Objectives

  • Implement established clinical pathways for stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) designed on current, evidence-based best practices. 
  • Improve confidence and appropriateness of stroke alert activation. 
  • Adopt imaging modality protocols to quickly identify mechanisms of stroke and begin to refine secondary prevention of stroke measures.
  • Utilize the Baptist Health South Florida power plans available for the management of ischemic stroke and transitory ischemic attack.
  • Recognize the metrics that will be evaluated and monitored through the Leidos/CareC2 platform to ensure that standardization is successfully implemented.
Additional information
  • Kernan WN et al. Guidelines for the Prevention of Stroke in Patients with Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack, A Guideline for Healthcare Professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke, Journal of the American Heart Association. July 2014.
  • Powers WJ, Rabinstein AA, Ackerson T, et al. 2018 Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Guideline for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke 2018;49:e46-e110.

How to save power plans (EBCC order sets) to your favorites on CERNER? Click here to access video tutorial.​

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
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Course expires: 

Felipe De Los Rios, M.D.
Medical Director, Baptist Hospital Comprehensive Stroke Center & Baptist Health South Florida Stroke Program 
Voluntary Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Cincinnati Department of Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine
Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Miami, Florida 

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

Italo Linfante, M.D., has indicated that he is a consultant for Medtronic and Stryker and a shareholder  in InNeuro Company and Three Rivers.

Kevin J. Abrams, M.D., has indicated that he is a consultant for Keystone Heart.

Guilherme Dabus, M.D., has indicated that he is a consultant/speaker for Medtronic, Penumbra and Microvention and a shareholder in Surpass/Stryker, Medtronic/Medina Elum, Three Rivers and InNeuro Company.

All other evidence-based clinical care committee design team members and those 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 enduring material 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.

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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