Addressing Bias in Stroke Care: Making the Implicit Explicit

Author(s): Michelle Ann Dedeo

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP B 1.00

Expires Dec 31, 2025

Topics: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, 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

Implicit bias comprises attitudes and beliefs that distort thinking and ideas about a group or population. While it is unintentional and unconscious, not acknowledging its existence affects the care we provide. This foundational session supports knowledge and awareness development about the impact of implicit bias on care for people experiencing acute stroke. Case study methodology is utilized to examine points in the continuum of care where the risk of implicit bias impacts care the greatest.


  • Identify presenting factors contributing to bias development with people experiencing stroke.
  • Discuss factors of implicit bias that impact timely stroke diagnosis and contribute to barriers and variations in care.
  • Examine opportunities to acknowledge and address the impact of implicit bias on patient care for those experiencing acute stroke.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

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


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

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