Patient Stroke Education: Standardizing Across the System and Beyond

Author(s): Toy Nellie J

Contact Hours 1.10

CERP B 1.10

Expires Dec 31, 2025

Topics: Education, Neurology

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Use of consistent, culturally appropriate education for stroke prevention and symptoms can improve outcomes. An AACN Clinical Scene Investigation (CSI) team developed a stroke education toolkit including a one page, easy to read tip sheet. Use of the tip sheet across a healthcare system provides consistent education for stroke risk factors, warning signs and need for fast medical care. In this foundational presentation, attendees examine the toolkit and reflect on plans for expanded use.


  • Examine the key components of the Stroke Education Toolkit
  • Reflect on the challenges of creating education for diverse patients, cultures, and languages and discuss best practice
  • Summarize the unintended positive outcomes and discuss the current and future projects stemming from the roll out

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


This activity has been reviewed by the Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias. No conflicts of interest have been identified for any individual with the ability to influence the content of this activity. Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN or ANCC approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012. AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California State Board of Nursing (CBRN), California Provider number CEP 1036. This activity is approved for 1.10 contact hours.

AACN programming meets the standards for most states that require mandatory continuing education contact hours for license and/or certification renewal. AACN recommends consulting with your state board of nursing or credentialing organization before submitting CE to fulfill continuing education requirements.

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