After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
1. Identify components of the CNS.
2. Identify/verbalize the components of a neurologic exam.
3. Demonstrate how to enter a neurologic exam into the electronic medical record.
4. Explain the difference between a ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
5. Define conversion stroke.
6. Verbalize interventions  and escalating for neurologic changes or a confirmed stroke.
7. State the purpose of the NIHSS and why it is used.
8. Name 5 disciplines of the health care interdisciplinary team that is able to assist the post CVA patient 


Kimberly Desautels, MSN, RN-CCRN
Staff Nurse Educator, Neuroscience  Acute Care Unit & NIU
Baystate Medical Center 

Stephanie Winslow, BSN, RN
Stroke Program Coordinator
Neuroscience Department
Baystate Medical Center

Faculty Disclosure

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education (CE) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options. Any relevant financial relationships are mitigated prior to the educational activity.

None of the planners or faculty for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.                                                        

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour(s).  Nurses should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Session date: 
03/22/2022 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut St
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 4.00 ANCC Contact Hours

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