September 26, 2022 12:00- 1:00 pm via AHEC Zoom. AHEC registration is required for free CME and available here (there is also a link embedded in the flyer): Diagnosis and Management of Acute Stroke in Children (seahec.net) Background: Stroke is frequently missed when children initially present with signs of cerebrovascular ischemia, leading to significant delays in diagnosis and therapeutic intervention. This is partly due to a lack of awareness that infants, children and teens can suffer from stroke, and represents a major barrier to timely access to acute stroke care. This lack of knowledge in both medical providers and parents/caregivers can lead to poorer outcomes for children with stroke. Join Dr. Casey Olm-Shipman (University of North Carolina School of Medicine) and Mary Kay Ballasiotes (patient-family advocate and executive director of International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke) to learn more about recognizing, diagnosing, and managing acute pediatric stroke. Objectives
Recognize signs and symptoms of acute stroke in children.
Describe etiologies and differential diagnosis of acute stroke in children.
Review diagnostic and management strategies for acute stroke in children.
Identify barriers to care access for children with acute stroke.
Mary Kay Ballasiotes, BA
Casey Olm-Shipman, MD MS, Physician
Audience PHYSICIANS, PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS, NURSE PRACTITIONERS, REGISTERED NURSES, EMS, AND ALL OTHER INTERESTED HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS Contact Person Emily Barnes firstname.lastname@example.org Available Credits AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM 1.00 Contact Hours 1.00 Nursing Contact Hours 1.00