Posterior Circulation Stroke Update
This course provides learners with strategies to identify and diagnose posterior circulation stroke, with an emphasis on basilar artery occlusion; and highlights the Baptist Health Stroke Pathways available on our electronic medical record.
Samaritan Physicians: Successful completion of this activity will qualify Samaritan physicians for annual policy discounts. Upon completion, please print your certificate and submit to Samaritan for consideration.
Emergency department physicians, hospitalists, neurologists, nurse practitioners (general), physician assistants and members of code rescue teams.
- Recognize the presenting signs and symptoms of patients with posterior circulation acute ischemic stroke.
- Identify the clinical scenarios in which basilar artery occlusion should be suspected.
- Apply the appropriate Baptist Health stroke pathway for the patient with suspected posterior circulation acute ischemic stroke.
Felipe De Los Rios, M.D., FAHA
Medical Director, Baptist Hospital Comprehensive Stroke Center &
Miami Neuroscience Institute Stroke Network
Voluntary Associate Professor of Neurology
University of Cincinnati Department of Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine
Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Felipe De Los Rios, M.D., faculty and conference director for this educational activity, is a member of the speakers' bureau for AstraZeneca and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.
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Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.*
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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 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 General certificate of attendance
- 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
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