Updates in Stroke for EMS Providers

The more educated you are, the better our patient outcomes will be. That’s why we offer complimentary courses to help first responders learn how to identify stroke and improve patients’ survival with fewer complications.

Complimentary learning events for EMS Providers. 

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About these courses 

Updates in Stroke for EMS Providers courses are designed to educate attendees on pre-hospitalization and identification of stroke. Each event offers new information to help you enhance your knowledge of stroke. 

Topics we will cover in this series: 

  •  How to identify stroke and differentiate stroke symptoms from other conditions 
  • How to diagnose acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke in the field 
  • How to determine when a patient needs treatment from a Comprehensive Stroke Center to save their life or minimize complications 
  • The latest treatments in the management of patients with stroke 
  • Current research aimed at improving the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of patients with stroke


These classes are intended for paramedics, EMTs, call-takers / dispatchers / EMD, ECRN, PHRN ECP (resident / attending physicians). However, all care providers are welcome to attend. 

Virtual event instructions
When filling out the form on the Zoom registration page, you will be asked to include your full name and email address. We will send your continuing education credits via email immediately following the event.

On the day of the event, you will receive an email with a link to join the session. You will be asked to provide your first and last name so we can confirm your attendance.

If you attend this event, you will earn 2 continuing education credits and receive your continuing education certificate via email. If you view the course in a group setting or do not receive your certificate of attendance, please email Patti Lindeman at plindema@nm.org to claim your certificate.

There is no cost to attend this event.

Join Us for a Virtual Event

Stroke and Thrombectomy:
Expanding Treatment to More Patients

Thursday, July 20, 2023
4 – 6 pm

Earn 2 hours IDPH approved EMS continuing education per course

Event Agenda

Stroke in the Young 
Stroke in the Elderly
Strokes on the Severity Spectrum: When Should we Intervene?
Stroke Pop Quiz: Test Your Knowledge Against the Experts!
Stroke Patient Stories

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