Acute Stroke Online


Acute Stroke Online


The AHA’s Acute Stroke Online Course has been updated to reflect science from the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC and the new 2015 AHA/ASA Focused Update of the 2013 Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke Regarding Endovascular Treatment: a Guideline for Healthcare Professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
This web-based, interactive course provides training on the symptoms, diagnosis, and management of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and complications of stroke. Course content is based on information from the AHA’s ACLS EP Manual and Resource Text, covering treatment from the field to the emergency department, as well as critical care and rehabilitation.


  • Self-paced learning; course accessible 24/7 

  • Access to course for 12 months from activation, allowing students to conveniently refresh knowledge

  • Certificate of completion provided 

  • Continuing educaCourse ContentCourse


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At the end of this course, students will be able to

  • Discuss at least 3 risk factors for stroke

  • List at least 2 conditions that can be present with neurologic signs or can mimic stroke, including, but not limited to, hypoglycemia and postictal paralysis

  • Explain the difference in treatment for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke

  • Discuss the 3 components of the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale

  • Identify the time frame in which an ischemic stroke patient can be treated with fibrinolytic therapy

  • Identify the 8 Ds of stroke care

  • List the stroke chain of survival

  • Manage stroke patients through disposition

  • Describe the pathophysiology of strok

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Harvard brain scientist Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor awoke the morning of December 10, 1996 to the alarming signs of a stroke. Through the eyes of a brain scientist, she watched her mind slowly deteriorate. Fortunately she lived to tell the story, but it was clear that the person she was before died that morning.

What Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor Learned After Her Stroke