Stroke Alert III - Chapter 7 - Legal Implications

Release date: September 15, 2015

Valid through: September 14, 2018

Target Audience

This CME activity is intended for emergency medicine physicians, pediatric emergency medicine physicians, pediatricians, urgent care physicians, fellows, residents, and nurses.


  • Stroke Alert III: Chapter 7 — Legal Implications


  • Discuss current scientific research and data regarding the diagnosis and treatment of stroke;
  • Discuss the pathogenesis and treatment of stroke;
  • Explain the basic science of brain function as it applies to stroke;
  • Cite new information regarding new drugs for stroke and new uses for traditional drugs;
  • Identify nonclinical issues of importance for healthcare providers who treat stroke patients.
  • Discuss advances in neurointerventional treatment.

Credit Available


  • Maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.75 ACEP credits


  • 0.75 ANCC Contact Hours


This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

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AHC Media is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation


AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 0.75 hours of ACEP Category 1 credits.


This activity has been approved for 0.75 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP14749, for 0.25 Contact Hours.

Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.

Faculty Listing


Jonathan D. Rubin, Esq., Partner, Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan, New York


Justin V. Buscher, Esq., Associate, Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan, Garden City


Bruce Cohn, JD, MPH, Vice President, Risk Management and Legal Affairs, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY


Lindsay Grubish, DO, Emergency Medicine Residency, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA


Jonathan S. Litner, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle


Gregory P. Moore, MD, JD, Emergency Medicine Residency, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA


Damian D. Capozzola, Esq., Law Offices of Damian D. Capozzola, Los Angeles


Jamie Terrence, RN, President and Founder, Healthcare Risk Services, Former Director of Risk Management Services (2004-2013), California Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles


David Vassalli, 2016 JD Candidate, Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, CA



Matthew E. Fink, MD, Louis and Gertrude Feil Professor in Clinical Neurology and Chairman, Department of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College; Neurologist-in-Chief, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York


Donna Avanecean, RN, FNP-C, CNRN, APRN, The Stroke Center at Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT


Peer reviewer

M. Flint Beal, MD, Anne Parrish Titzell Professor, Department of Neurology and Neuroscience, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York

AHC Media Executive Editor: Leslie Coplin

Associate Managing Editor: Jonathan Springston

Financial Disclosure

To reveal any potential bias in this publication, and in accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education guidelines, we disclose that Dr. Fink (editor), Dr. Beal (peer reviewer), Ms. Avanecean (nurse planner), Ms. Kusterbeck (author), Ms. Coplin (executive editor), and Mr. Springston (associate managing editor) report no relationships with companies related to the field of study covered by this CME activity.

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