Advanced Stroke Life Support ® is a practical, hands-on, 8-hour course that:
•Was developed by experts in stroke, emergency medicine, prehospital care, and nursing education
•Is updated and improved continuously
•Has been used to train thousands of EMS personnel, nurses, and physicians from hundreds of institutions across the U.S. and throughout the world
•Provides a unique neurologic assessment tool-the MEND exam-ideal for both prehospital and hospital use
•Satisfies the educational requirements for Joint Commission-certified stroke centers
•2 year certification
A key feature of the ASLS ® curriculum is hands-on skills training; during which instructors simulate stroke syndromes and learners will perform the MEND Examination - a unique neurologic assessment tool developed with the course. A computer-based multimedia skills training, interactive discussions, and didactic sessions are also components of the curriculum.
The major learning goals for all audiences are to:
•Describe why early treatment may result in a marked reduction in risk of disability.
•Identify the five main stroke syndromes and relate them to pathophysiology and clinical signs.
•Perform focused evaluation to identify stroke, its location and severity, and t-PA contraindications.
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Key word: Advanced Stroke Life Support
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center