BRAIN ATTACK!! Stroke Overview and Update
This one day seminar discusses the latest information on stroke diagnosis and treatment. Barb starts the lecture with a review of neuroanatomy and the blood supply to the brain and spinal cord. Barb provides a comprehensive overview of modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors and the treatment and prevention of the modifiable risk factors for both hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes. The lecture will focus on the classic clinical presentation for both hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes. Barb will demonstrate an acute neuro exam for the patient presenting to an emergency room with possible stroke symptoms and she will discuss the neuro exam for the patient with chronic stroke signs and symptoms. Acute emergency treatment for hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes will be discussed as will chronic treatment protocols.