STROKE: The Cutting Edge, Module 4: Stroke Mimics

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Release date: May 2016

Valid through: May 2019

Target Audience

This CME activity is intended for emergency medicine physicians and nurses, staff at Joint Commission-accredited stroke centers, neurologists, neurology nurses, psychiatrists, ENT physicians and nurses.


  • Treatment of acute ischemic stroke


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • 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 health care providers who treat stroke patients; and
  • Discuss advances in neurointerventional treatment.

Credit Available


  • Maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2.0 ACEP Credits


  • Maximum of 2.0 nursing contact hours


This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

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Credit Designation


AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 2.0 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.


AHC Media is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity has been approved for 2.0 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP14749, for 2.0 Contact Hours.

Faculty Listing


Matthew 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

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

Peer Reviewer:

Amre M. Nouh, MD, Director of the Stroke Center, Hartford Hospital; Assistant Professor and Associate Residency Program Director; Department of Neurology - University of Connecticut


John W. Martel, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME


Micah Ownbey, MD, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME


Calvin Simmons, MD, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME

Executive Editor: Leslie Coplin


Financial Disclosure

Editor Matthew E. Fink, MD, Editor Donna Avanecean, MS, RN, FNP-C, CNRN, APRN, Author John W. Martel, MD, PhD, Author Micah Ownbey, MD, Author Calvin Simmons, MD, Continuing Education and Editorial Director Lee Landenberger, Executive Editor Leslie Coplin, Peer Reviewer Amre M. Nouh, MD report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

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