Due to the widespread and potentially life-threatening nature of this issue, having a firm understanding of the implications of diabetes and how they relate to stroke is paramount. The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with the information necessary to identify diabetic patients at risk for stroke and intervene early. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. Outline the prevalence and diagnosis of diabetes.
2. Evaluate the etiology and presentation of stroke in patients with diabetes.
3. Identify treatment options for acute stroke.
4. Describe primary stroke prevention strategies for patients with diabetes.
This 2-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.