Accreditation for this activity has expired.

Release Date: February 2013

Expiration Date: February 2014

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Estimated time to complete the educational activity: 0.50 hours

Program Description: From the February 2013 issue of The Clinical Advisor: Evaluation and treatment
of acute cerebral ischemia. To ensure that therapeutic interventions begin in time, providers must be able to recognize the clinical presentation of an acute ischemic stroke.

Target Audience: This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Activity Objectives: After completing the activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Describe the classic ophthalmologist symptom of transient ischemic attack.
  • Explain the clinical presentation of a stroke that involves Broca’s area.
  • List the recommended dose of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA).
  • Recall the symptoms that require immediate discontinuation rtPA infusion.
Credits Type Accredition Statement Designation Statement


AAPA Category I CME Credit

This program was planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards for Enduring Material Programs and for Commercial Support of Enduring Material Programs.

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 0.50 hours of AAPA Category I CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Approval is valid for one year from the issue date of January 2013. Participants may submit the self-assessment at any time during that period.


CE for Nurses

Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NPACE designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.50 contact hours of credit. Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty: Michel Statler, MLA, PA-C
Senior Director, Academic Affairs, Physician Assistant Program
George Washington University
Washington, D.C.


The author has no relationships to disclose relating to the content of this article.

Accredited Provider:

Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education and American Academy of Physician Assistants

CME credit earned by Physician Assistants on or through The Clinical Advisor is provided by Haymarket Medical. That is the name you should search for when entering your information on the NCCPA site.

Method of Participation: There are no fees for participating in and receiving CMEcredit for this activity. During the period February 2013 through February 2014,participants must: 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures, 2) study the educational activity, 3) complete the posttest and submit it online.

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed post-test with a score of 70% or better.