PLEASE NOTE: This course requires a skills session with an AHA Advanced Stroke Life Support (ASLS) Instructor. Before purchasing this course, please contact a local ACLS Training Center to find out if they plan to offer the new ASLS discipline.
The ASLS Online: Prehospital & In-Hospital Provider Course aims to educate healthcare professionals on the identification, evaluation, and management of patients with stroke. This course is intended for healthcare providers who care for patients with stroke or work in settings with patients who are at risk for stroke. This course meets the education requirements for Stroke Center Certification. At the completion of this online course, the learners will be able to: • Describe why early treatment of stroke may result in a marked reduction in risk of disability • Identify the 5 main stroke syndromes and relate them to pathophysiology and clinical signs • Perform a focused evaluation to identify stroke and its location and assess its severity • Define the initial management of patients with ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes • Describe the principles of prehospital stroke management that make up the current standard of care • Determine when to call a stroke alert and quickly transport the patient to the nearest appropriate facility • Communicate the patient’s symptoms, time of onset, and neurologic exam clearly and succinctly with hospital personnel • Define the priorities for the stroke patient during interfacility transport • Explain the importance of an organized approach to treating stroke patients for improved patient outcomes • Describe the management goals for acute ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, and subarachnoid hemorrhage • Outline post–acute care management: supportive medical care, rehabilitation, and discharge planning for stroke patients • Discuss the etiologic evaluation and secondary stroke prevention for stroke patients