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Date(s) - 09/19/2015
08:45 - 18:15

Edgecombe Community College

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Advanced Stroke Life Support (ASLS) addresses the prehospital, emergency department, and stroke unit management of patients with acute stroke, incorporating interactive discussions, hands-on workshops, video and standardized patients. This class runs for one day from 08:45 for registration, 0900 – 17:15.

This course is conducted by Cabarrus County EMS, of Concord, NC, a registered Advanced Stroke Life Support® training center.

Stroke is the second leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability. Emergency treatments to limit the risk of disability are available but must be administered within a brief window of time. Thus, it is vital that emergency medical services (EMS) personnel recognize, stabilize, and transport a stroke patient with a new sense of urgency and medical centers handle these patients on an emergency basis that includes developing acute stroke teams and forming networks with other medical centers to enable rapid evaluation and treatment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

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

ASLS® curriculum is hands-on skills training, during which instructors simulate stroke syndromes, and learners perform the MEND Examination, a unique neurologic assessment tool developed with the course. 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.

Concurrent breakout sessions facilitate teaching both prehospital and in-hospital audiences together.  Teaching points are also enhanced through the use of diagnostic test scans and x-rays, illustrations, and animation.

Community College registration fee of 70$ required at class session, unless exempt by NC Dept. of Comm. College rules, plus 65$ supply and certification fee due to PreMed at time of on-line registration (click the “Pay now with PayPal” button, YOU do not have to have a PayPal acct. to use this feature). 

ASLS® is an 8-hour course, as approved for continuing education credit by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for EMS and through the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA, for nurses contact hours(activity #31576).  An ASLS® certificate with wallet card will be issued by the University of Miami Gordon Center, developer of the curriculum, to those who successfully complete the course with a passing score of 72% or above.  Approved provider status does not imply endorsement by the provider, ANCC, or GNA of any products referenced in this activity.


Bookings are closed for this event.