UW School of Nursing

April 25, 2022

Stroke 2020

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Image for Stroke course.Stroke 2020
On-Demand Program

Course Description

Looking to learn more about what you as a nurse can do to improve outcomes for your patients experiencing Stroke? Learn from top experts in the field with this online program, designed as a continuing education offering on essential skills for nurses caring for patients experiencing stroke. Sessions focus on Hemorrhagic Stroke, Advanced Neurological Assessment, Guidelines for Acute Ischemic Stroke, and Nursing Care of the Stroke Patient. Teaching methods include video lectures and case study analysis, and PDF handouts.

Target Audience

Nurses and other healthcare professionals who care for patients experiencing stroke in Critical Care, Acute Care, and Emergency Department health settings and other interested healthcare professionals. 

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Identify nursing interventions that improve outcomes for patients experiencing stroke.
  2. Develop a systematic approach to a neurological assessment. 
  3. Describe updates to practice in the care of patients experiencing ischemic stroke.
  4. Discuss selected anatomic and clinical correlation, pathophysiology, and pertinent nursing assessment after hemorrhagic stroke.

Featured Topics

  1. Nursing Care of the Stroke Patient – Carey Stadler
  2. Advanced Neurological Assessment – Carey Stadler
  3. Acute Ischemic Stroke Treatment Updates – David Tirschwell
  4. Hemorrhagic Stroke: Intracerebral and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage – Pat Blissitt


  • Pat Blissitt, PhD, ARNP-CNS, CNRN, Neuroscience Educator and Neuroscience CNS, Harborview Medical Center
  • Carey Stadler, RN, BSN, CNRN, Neuroscience Educator, Virginia Mason Medical Center
  • David Tirschwell, MD, MSc, Medical Director of Comprehensive Stroke Care, Harborview Medical Center