Acute Stroke: Online


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2.0 Hour Online Course

Acute Stroke Online is a web-based, interactive course that provides training on the symptoms, diagnosis and management of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and complications of stroke. Course content is based on information from the AHA’s ACLS EP Manual and Resource Text, covering treatment from the field to the emergency department, as well as critical care and rehabilitation. The text has been adapted to an independent study activity to make this resource available to a wider audience of health professionals.

Course Covers:

  • Stroke chain of survival
  • 8 D’s of stroke survival
  • Definitions of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke
  • Pathophysiology
  • Stroke risk factors, recognition, management
  • Transition to critical care and rehabilitation


  1. Discuss at least 3 risk factors for stroke.
  2. List at least 2 conditions that can be present with neurologic signs or can mimic stroke, including, but not limited to, hypoglycemia and postictal paralysis.
  3. Explain the difference in treatment for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
  4. Discuss the 3 components of the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale.
  5. Identify the time frame in which an ischemic stroke patient can be treated with fibrinolytic therapy.



Geared toward the experienced healthcare provider, this course is ideal for in-hospital, out-of-hospital and any healthcare provider who wants to improve his or her knowledge of stroke treatment.


Technical Requirements:

Please refer to our Technical Requirements for accessing this course.