Thrombolytics: To Treat or Not to Treat?
Join TeleSpecialists Dr. Theresa Sevilis, board certified vascular neurologist to review the American Heart Association Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke. Dr. Sevilis discusses the indications, relative contraindications, and absolute contraindications for thrombolytics, provide cases for review, and discuss how to use the Guidelines in the decision making process. She highlights the most commonly asked questions surrounding thrombolytic administration and discusses the new utilization of tenecteplase in place of alteplase.
- Identify the indications for thrombolytics treatment
- Describe the absolute contraindications to thrombolytics treatment
- Recognize the evidence behind relative contraindications and
- Identify a framework for decision-making
Our Continuing Education activities now offer complimentary CME credits. This course also offers Nursing Contact Hours. This course is now available on-demand. Registration is required on our new platform, TeleSpecialists Learning Center.
Dr. Sevilis is a board certified in both Neurology and Vascular Neurology. She attended Midwestern University for medical school and completed her neurology residency at Kaiser Permanente Southern California. Her vascular neurology fellowship was completed at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Dr. Sevilis joined TeleSpecialists as a TeleNeurologist in 2017 and became a Regional Medical Director in January of 2019. In 2020, she became Chairman of the Educational Advisory Counsel and in 2021, she was appointed as the Medical Director of the Section of Academic Advancement, overseeing Clinical Education and Research for TeleSpecialists.
This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Emergency Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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