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Digital Seminar

Strategies for Excellence in Stroke Care

Cedric McKoy
6 Hours 10 Minutes
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Apr 15, 2015
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Digital Seminar


  • Rule Out Conditions that Mimic Stroke
  • Update on the Latest Diagnostic Tools
  • The Latest Clinical Advances in Treatment
  • Stroke Medications

Attend this seminar and learn to quickly recognize and assess the often subtle changes in a patient’s neurological status in order to quickly respond with effective interventions. Join national speaker, Cedric McKoy, MSN, ACNP, for this in-depth program focused on maximizing stroke patient outcomes through awareness, prevention and timely treatment. You will have the opportunity to analyze complex stroke cases, strengthen your assessment skills, and advance your understanding of neurological changes in your patients.

Cedric is able to merge the latest science with practical strategies for stroke care. He will help you understand treatment modalities for improving the care you provide to patients. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the latest advances for achieving excellence in stroke care!


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We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.


Satisfaction Guarantee

Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.



NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This self-study program offers 120 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 2.0 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 contact hours. Expires: 04/15/2021.

California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

CE Broker

Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.6 self-study contact hours. Please email with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Cedric McKoy's Profile

Cedric McKoy Related seminars and products: 2

MSN, ACNP, Stroke Neurology and Neurocritical Care

The University of Chicago Medical Center

Cedric McKoy, MSN, ACN P, is a neuro-intensive care nurse practitioner and the Stroke Center Coordinator at the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC). UCMC serves close to 400 stroke patients annually and includes a neurointensive care unit for patients with ICH, ischemic stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, brain tumors, traumatic brain injuries, myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis.

As an acute care nurse practitioner, Cedric works with a team of neuro-intensivists to assess and develop care plans for ICU patients, as well as providing hospital-wide consultation for neuro patients. In his role as the Stroke Center Coordinator, Cedric trains critical care nurses and is responsible for TJC data collection for the hospital’s stroke patient population. He also contributed to the development of the Stroke Management Guidelines for the UCMC.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Loyola University-Chicago, Cedric is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, American Stroke Association and the Stroke Action Alliance.

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Cedric McKoy is the Stroke Center Coordinator for The University of Chicago Medical Center. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Cedric McKoy has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Additional Info

Program Information


Click here to purchase the DVD or CD recording from our product store.

Additional Resources

To order the book, Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing: An Expert Guide in a Nutshell, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Neuro Notes: Clinical Pocket Guide, please visit our product store.


Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Stroke Prevention

  • Risk Factors
  • Nursing Responsibility
  • Prevention Resources

Stroke Mimics

  • Tumor
  • SDH
  • Seizure
  • Migraine

Hyper-Acute Stroke Care

  • Initial Stroke Triage
  • Arrival to the ED
  • Acute Treatment & Interventions

Clinical Indicators

  • Thrombotic Strokes
    • Local Stenosis
    • Hypercoagulable Work-up
  • Embolic Strokes
    • Artery to Artery
    • Aortic Arch
    • Cardio-Embolic
    • Arterial Dissection
  • Hemorrhagic Strokes
    • ICH
    • SAH

Stroke Diagnostics

  • Patient Education & Preparedness
  • Immediate Diagnostic Studies
  • Neuroradiological Studies

Acute Stroke Care

  • Defining the Stroke Timeline
  • Stroke-Focused Assessment
    • Common Pitfalls
    • Cranial Nerves
    • Sensory Exam
    • Motor Exam
    • Muscle Testing
    • Cerebellar Testing
    • Deep Tendon Reflexes
  • Safety Measures

Management of Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Strokes

  • Fluid Management
  • Seizure Management
  • Fever
  • Increased Intracranial Pressure
  • Surgical Management
  • Treatment Options
    • Latest Clinical Advances
    • Use of the Merci ® Retriever Device
    • Intra-Arterial t-PA
    • Stenting
    • Therapeutic Hypothermia
    • Compressive Craniectomy
  • DVT Prevention

Stroke Medications

  • Antiplatelets
  • Anticoagulants
  • Thrombolytics
  • Antihypertensives and Diuretics
  • Vasopressors and Inotropes
  • Lipid-Lowering Agents
  • Osmotic Agents
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Glycemic Control
  • Antispasmodics
  • Antidepressants
  • Neurostimulants
  • Atypical Neuroleptics
  • Analgesics
  • Sedatives
  • Antipyretics

Post-Acute Stroke Care

  • Levels of Rehab/Restorative Care
  • Roles within the Interdisciplinary Team
  • Goals of Stroke Rehab

Stroke System of Care

  • Acute Stroke Setting, Team, & Survival
  • Quality Improvement Techniques
  • Criteria for Stroke Center Certification



  • Summarize the latest clinical advances in stroke assessment and treatment.
  • Assess the care techniques for stroke patients in the hyper-acute, acute and post-acute stages of recovery.
  • Describe the rationale behind acute perfusion strategies, including the indications and contraindications with t-PA.
  • Recognize the early, subtle signs of stroke.
  • Discuss medication recommendations and protocols for the stroke patient.
  • Define the nurse’s role in stroke prevention.


Target Audience

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants, Stroke Management Teams



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Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

ADA Needs

We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

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