Stroke Management in the Long-Term Care Setting
Clinical Practice Guideline – CPE Self-Study Program
Professional Approvals: CDR
Course Expiration: 11/5/2020
The AMDA Stroke Management in the Long-Term Care Setting Clinical Practice Guideline outlines information that will allow clinicians, including RDNs to understand all 3 aspects of stroke care as it applies to patients in long-term care settings.
A stroke occurs when the local blood supply to the brain is suddenly interrupted, causing brain cell damage and death. Each year, more than 795,000 Americans experience a stroke. About 610,000 of these are first attacks and 185,000 are recurrent attacks. Stroke is a leading cause of hospitalizations for Medicare stroke survivors, and many survivors often require post-acute care for 6 months or more. Stroke survivors often require longer stays in LTC facilities in the 5 years following the attack than do people of the same sex and age who have not had a stroke. Stroke care can be classified as acute stroke, post-stroke, and stroke prevention.
Course Learning Objectives
After completing this continuing education course, the learner should be able to:
- Recognize modifiable risk factors for stroke.
- Sate at least 3 complications of a stroke.
- Understand how stroke can affect an individual’s nutritional status.
CDR Learning Level: II
Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes
- 3050 Feeding, swallowing, dentition
- 5040 Long-term, intermediate, assisted living
- 5300 Neurological: stroke, Alzheimer’s dementia, Parkinson’s, spinal cord injuries
- 5410 Client protocols, clinical guidelines
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators
- 8.1.4 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the life span and their role in health promotion and disease management.
- 8.1.5 Applies medical nutrition therapy in disease prevention and management.
- 10.2.5 Develops nutrition prescription to communicate required food and nutrient needs.
- 10.2.8 Establishes the plan of care, directly addressing the nutrition diagnosis in collaboration with the patient in defining the time, frequency and duration of the intervention.
Note: Numerous other CDR Learning Needs Codes and Performance Indicators may apply.