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Stroke Conference Sessions and Symposia

AANN's Advances in Stroke Care Conference is an active learning environment that meets the needs of nurses from introductory to expert levels of practice, fosters networking and mentoring among neuroscience colleagues, and will inspire you to optimize patient care through exposure to innovative research and leading evidence-based practice in the stroke field.

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Curated Stroke Education

Sessions at the Stroke Conference are carefully selected and placed in tracks based on level and content.

See below for a listing of education by track, for a daily schedule, please download the full schedule.

Track: Clinical

Level: Beginner

(100) A Focused Look at Balint’s Syndrome
Kathryn Funk, MSN RN CNRN SCRN

(107) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Stroke from Symptom Onset Through the First Hours of Acute Stroke Management
Mary Amatangelo, MS RN ACNP-BC CCRN CNRN SCRN

(111) Stroke Mimics and Other Neurological Disorders
Kathryn Funk, MSN RN CNRN SCRN

(115) To Treat or Not to Treat: Natural History of Intracranial Aneurysms
Kimberly Meyer, CNRN RN

Level: Intermediate

(102) Management of Acute Non-Traumatic ICH: Blood Pressure, Coagulopathy, Fibrinolysis and Decompression
Tracy Huffstatler, DNP APRN ACNP-BC

(112) Cryptogenic Stroke: What's the Cause? Advancing the Work-Up
Mary Amatangelo, MS RN ACNP-BC CCRN CNRN SCRN

(116) Wake Up… Wake Up… Caring for the Unconscious Stroke Patient
Cynthia Bautista, PhD RN CNRN SCRN CCNS ACNS-BC FNCS

(118) Preventing Delayed Cerebral Ischemia in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Kimberly Meyer, CNRN RN

(119) An In-Depth Look at the NIHSS Exam
Tara Miles, BSN RN CCRN SCRN and Nikkole Lee, MSN RN CCRN

(120) If it Acts Like a Stroke, is it Always a Stroke?
Tracy Huffstatler, DNP APRN ACNP-BC

(121) Fast and Furious: Hyperacute Ischemic Stroke Care in Lightning Speed
Mary Kay Bader, CNRN SCRN and Diana Tai, CNRN SCRN

(122) Women and Stroke… What's the Difference?
Mary Amatangelo, MS RN ACNP-BC CCRN CNRN SCRN

(125) Neuron Destruction: The Ugly Side of Cerebral Injuries
Michele DeFilippis, CCRN CNRN MSN RN

(126) Ischemic Stroke... What is the Mechanism?
Terri Kiernan, CNRN RN

(129) Making the Case for Mechanical Thrombectomy
Kimberly Meyer, CNRN RN

Level: APNU

(104) An Overview of Post-Stroke Depression
Ann Leonhardt Caprio, MS RN ANP-BC

(110) Pearls for the Nurse Practitioner: Image Utilization in Acute Stroke Care
Christy Casper, MSN ACNP-BC SCRN CNRN

Track: Rehabilitation

Level: APNU

(101) Sexuality and Intimacy Changes After Stroke
Mark Constable, SCRN

(114) Ethical Consideration in Stroke Care: Rights vs. Rights
Marissa DeJesus, MS RN APRN

Track: Program Management

Level: Intermediate

(117) Bridging the Gap Between Pre-Hospital Providers and Certified Stroke Centers
Lacy Keith, CNRN RN

Level: Expert

(103) From Stroke Code to Stroke Clinic: The Emerging Role of the Stroke Nurse Navigator
Roger Halbert, CNRN SCRN

(109) The Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center: A New Stroke Center Certification Level
Christine Byrd, MSN ACNP-BC SCRN CNRN

(124) Lightning Fast Stroke Treatment: Recognition Makes a Difference
Beth Hundt, RN APRN

Level: APNU

(128) Stroke Coordination - Balancing the Clinical and Programmatic Roles!
Alexandra Graves, ANP RN

Track: Quality

Level: Intermediate

(106) Post-Stroke Depression: High Prevalence, Low Treatment Rates and Implementation of Depression Improvement Program in Stroke (DIPS)
Susan Wilson, DNP RN MSN ANP-BC

(108) Dysphagia Screening: Moving to a Simulation-Based Competency Assessment
Joan Walsh, MSN APRN-CNS CCNS CNRN SCRN

(127) Beyond the Rapid Response: Implementation of an Inpatient Stroke Alert and Redesign of the Stroke Alert Response Team Staci Mondell, BSN RN SCRN

Track: Other

Level: Beginner

(105) Lets Make a Deal Building an EMS and Hospital Partnership
Jamee Gatzemeier, SCRN

Level: Intermediate

(113) The Importance of a Nurse-Driven Pre-Screening Process for a Chronic Stroke Rehabilitation Trial
Loretta Webb, BSN RN-BC SCRN

Level: Expert

(123) Driving Data Upload to Get With The Guidelines-Stroke
Sasha-Fae Maschenik, MSN RN

Continuing Education Credit

The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP: 13331).

Successful completion: Participants must be registered for the conference and attend the sessions. Attendees can be awarded 1 nursing contact hour for every 60-minute educational session they attend and evaluate. Each participant will receive a username and password to complete an online evaluation. Participants must complete a form for each session they attend and an overall conference evaluation to receive contact hours.

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