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Defend Yourself Against Stroke
Stroke is the third leading cause of death and also America’s biggest crippler. Every 45 seconds, someone in the U.S. is stricken. 
How can you make sure stroke doesn’t happen to you? By taking action today you can dramatically cut your risk of stroke, say top doctors.

“The bottom line is that stroke is preventable,” says Dr. Joseph Broderick, research director of the University of Cincinnati’s Neuroscience Institute and vice chair of the American Heart Association’s Stroke Council.

Most strokes are the result of blood clots, which occur when blood vessels in the brain and neck are narrowed by atherosclerosis, the same disease process that causes heart attacks.

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Prompt intervention by healthcare professionals is expected and is essential to  limiting brain damage.  Upon completion of Pedagogy's online course "Stroke", you will be able to:
  1. Identify  signs and symptoms of a stroke, and appropriate  emergency treatment
  2. Differentiate the difference between a stroke and a transient ischemic attack (T.I.A.)
  3. Describe the differences between modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for stroke
  4. Explain how lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of stroke
  5. Calculate the appropriate dose of t-PA for treatment of ischemic stroke
  6. List the appropriate members of a  (stroke) rehabilitation team
  7. Discuss the N.I.H. stroke scale and its use in evaluation of stroke severity
  8. Describe measures to decrease the risk of a recurrent stroke (“secondary prevention”)
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