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TIME=BRAIN: CALL 911, Optimizing Stroke Patient Outcomes

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 0.75
    • Other: 0.75
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Jan 22, 2021
  • Expires: Jan 21, 2024
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    45 Minutes
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William M.  Singletary William M. Singletary, MBM, BA, BSN, RN
Director of Specialty Certifications and Clinical Documentation Improvement, Stroke Program Coordinator, Heart Failure Program Coordinator
The Medical Center-Bowling Green
Bowling Green, Kentucky

Needs Statement

According to the 2007 publication Implementation Strategies for Emergency Medical Services within Stroke Systems of Care “The effective integration of EMS for stroke involves complex interactions among the public, 9-1-1 call center personnel, EMS providers, emergency department (ED) providers, and stroke care specialists. The most important goals for prehospital care for stroke patients include the identification of the stroke patient in the field, the provision of appropriate prehospital care to the patient, and the transport of the patient to the most appropriate hospital. All of these goals should be achieved in the shortest amount of time possible.” 

Acker, J. E., Pancioli, A. M., Crocco, T. J., Eckstein, M. K., Jauch, E. C., Larrabee, H., . . . Stranne, S. K. (2007). Implementation Strategies for Emergency Medical Services Within Stroke Systems of Care. Stroke, 38(11), 3097-3115. doi:10.1161/strokeaha.107.186094

Target Audience

Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Stroke Care and Education Specialists, Nurses, and other healthcare professionals with an interest in stroke care.


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Review signs & symptoms of stoke including atypical presentations
  2. Explain impact of symptom recognition & activating 911
  3. Assess pre-hospital strategies to optimize stroke patient outcomes
  4. Verbalize key elements of the EMS run report that are vital to hyper-acute care decisions in the ED
  5. Describe key elements of rapid hyper-acute care


Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA credit: 
This enduring material is designated for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 0.75 hours of participation.

Faculty Disclosure

No speakers, planners, or reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


In collaboration with UK College of Nursing Continuing Education Office and UK HealthCare/Norton HealthCare - Stroke Care Network.

Attention: Please Read

The TIME=BRAIN: CALL 911, Optimizing Stroke Patient Outcomes enduring module is a recording from the live meeting 2020 SCN Summit, dated September 28th, October 1st, 2nd and 6th, 2020. If you claimed credit for this session at the live meeting, you should not claim credit for this module.