Iredell Health System, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the Northwest
Area Health Education Center (AHEC) will host the 10th annual Neuroscience
Conference: Stroke Care Across the Continuum on November 18, 2015, from
8:55 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
“This conference is for nurses, physical therapists, occupational
therapists, speech language pathologists, pharmacists and EMTs,”
explained Celeste Stevens, RN and stroke coordinator for Iredell Health System.
“We are happy to be a part of this education for medical professionals
in the area. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United
States and is a major cause of adult disability.”
Participants who complete the educational program will receive 6 contact
hours from Northwest AHEC; .6 CEUs from Wake Forest School of Medicine
and 6 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) contact hours from the Northwest
Area Health Education Center (NWAHEC). Participants must attend the entire
activity to complete the online evaluation to receive credit.
The course will discuss current issues in optimizing patient care through
exposure to innovative research and evidence based practice in stroke
medicine. It will compare new treatment interventions and pharmacologic
options for management of stroke patients. It will also describe emergency
endovascular therapies for treatment and management of large vessel and
The conference fee is $65 if postmarked by November 4 and $70 after that
date. EMTs are offered a special price of $40. The program will be held
at the Statesville Civic Center located at 301 South Center Street in
Statesville. To view the full agenda, register or pay, go to northwestahec.org.