Stroke

Goals and Objectives

Goals

  • Resident will be comfortable with initial evaluation and basic management of patients with stroke

Objectives

  • Resident will be able to define the clinical features of a stroke
  • Resident will be able to accurately administer the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale for patients with suspected stroke
  • Resident will be able to describe common presentations of acute ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes
  • Resident will be able to describe anatomic distribution of ischemic cerebrovascular lesions based on neurologic deficits
  • Resident will be able to describe an approach to stroke diagnosis in patients presenting with “dizziness”
  • Resident with be able to list risk factors for ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes
  • Resident will be able to list acute interventions for patients presenting with suspected or confirmed stroke and their indications
    • Airway management
    • Glucose measurement / management
    • Blood pressure management
    • Anticoagulation reversal
    • Thrombolysis
    • Endovascular intervention
  • Resident will be familiar with guidelines for administration of tPA including indications and contraindications
  • Resident will describe an approach to the bleeding patient on tPA
Page Author: Eric Shappell
Page Created: November 16, 2014
Peer Reviewer: James Ahn
Peer Review Date: January 6, 2015
Last Modified: July 12, 2017