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Stroke for Emergency Medical – 2 CE

Activity Overview

This course is designed to familiarize emergency medical personnel with the various types of strokes, the common signs and symptoms of a stroke, methods for assessing for a likely stroke, and steps they can take to reduce the time to treatment and optimize patient outcomes.

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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Accurately define common stroke-related terms.
  2. Discuss the history of stroke diagnosis and treatment.
  3. Discuss the frequency of stroke in the United States.
  4. Discuss the role that EMS personnel play in providing care to stroke patients.
  5. Describe the various types of strokes and their causes.
  6. Identify common medical conditions that can mimic strokes.
  7. Discuss common stroke risk factors.
  8. Recognize the common signs and symptoms of a stroke.
  9. Describe how to conduct a FAST exam.
  10. Describe steps that EMS personnel can take to minimize the time that it takes for patients to receive stroke therapy.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support.

Delivery Type

Home Study Monograph



2.0 Contact Hours

Target Audience

Emergency Medical Technician

Activity Type

Contains case-based material


Emergency Medical Services
Provider No. 50-20641
CE Broker No. 20-803838


John Villa, MD, FACEP, FAAFP



Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

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Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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