AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 1 Clinical credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity fora maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Presenter(s): Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD;Manju T. Beier, PharmD Disclosure(s): Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD has no relevantfinancial relationships to disclose. Manju T. Beier,PharmD has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Beier will discuss off-label use of anticoagulants poststroke (new trails) and investigational drugs in pipeline.
Session Description: The sessions is an evidence-based review of stroke risks,morbidity, and factors affecting therapeutic decision-making in strokemanagement and secondary prevention. Learning Objectives:
Provide an overview of stroke risk factors and morbidity in the frailelderly in long term care
Review the importance of secondary prevention and optimizingidentification of cardiovascular risk factors depending on prognosis,comorbidities and individual p
Review of key stroke trials with special attention to evidence inoctogenarians
Discuss clinical decision making in secondary prevention and strokemanagement while highlighting pertinent areas of the AMDA Stroke ClinicalPractice Guideline