Learn the skills needed to confidently and correctly assist a vascular neurologist with a telestroke consultation with a patient.
This is a one-hour online self-study certification course that contains an instructional video featuring Raymond Barrett, CEO of the TeleHealth Certification Institute, and Dr. Burton J. Tabaac, Comprehensive Stroke Director at Renown Health. This course provides a lecture and clinical demonstration.
From the time of registration, you have six months to access the coursework.
- Formulate an accurate algorithm for the diagnosis of a patient with cerebral ischemic stroke
- Accurately identify symptoms that could correlate with ischemic stroke, and utilize appropriate patient maneuvering techniques to enhance a Telestroke encounter.
- Apply the NIHSS, a nationally validated and utilized stroke scoring scale, so that patients are treated efficiently and correctly in an effort to minimize morbidity and mortality.
Burton J. Tabaac, MD believes that neurology is the forefront of medicine today. “The amount of research currently dedicated to studying the intricacies of the brain will prove to springboard the medical field into the next generation.” The acuity and pace of vascular neurology suit his skillset and has become his passion within the field. Serving as the Comprehensive Stroke Director at Renown Health, Tabaac leads a team of neurologists in the cutting-edge treatment and prevention of cerebrovascular diseases. Also serving to teach medical students and residents, he is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience from Lehigh University (2009). After graduating from AUC School of Medicine where he earned his MD (2014), Tabaac completed a neurology residency at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson in New Brunswick, NJ. There, he was humbled to have been selected as a three-time recipient of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation's Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award (2016, 2017, & 2018). Tabaac has also been honored by being inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is a graduate of the fellowship program in cerebrovascular neurology at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, MD. His clinical and research interests involve the minimization of tPA times, quality improvement, stroke recovery, and program building.
Raymond Barrett, CEO, LMHC, LPC, is an expert telemental health consultant and instructor. He has assisted many organizations with creating, launching, and enhancing their telehealth programs, developed several courses on telemental health, and provided speaking engagements nationwide. Consultation clients and trainees find Ray to be very approachable, available, and knowledgeable. As a clinician, Ray has extensively provided telemental health counseling services in private practice, for facilities, and an EAP program.
There are no CE credits offered with this certificate program, just one hour of great content.
This course is for telestroke facilitators, presenters, and technicians. You also may be taking this class for career development, or because your organization has requested you to attend. Often those enrolled in this class are nurses, medical assistants, or medical techs.
This is a non-interactive recording.
Teaching method for this course includes recorded lectures.