Initial Management of Acute Stroke

  • Skill Level
  • Lectures
    1 Video
  • Enrolled
    64 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

A stroke is an event in which the brain is temporarily deprived of oxygen. It is an emergency that requires immediate medical attention. If left untreated, it can result in permanent disability or death. It occurs in around 111,000 people every year in the UK and up to 750,000 people in the US. Its occurrence generally increases with age and genetics does play a role in increasing or decreasing the stroke risk. read more »»

Generally, not many of us are aware of acute stroke management in the hospital. This course will help you learn how a team of interdisciplinary healthcare professionals is required to manage the condition right from the emergency department. The various investigations and the protocol of selecting a line of treatment have been outlined in the course. The role of blood pressure and sugar management in stroke patients is also discussed in detail.

Who should attend?
All Healthcare personnel, such as

  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Paramedical Staff
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • Basics of Acute stroke
  • Various investigations for acute stroke
  • A protocol for selecting a line of treatment
  • Role of blood pressure and sugar management in stroke patients


Dr. Sudhir kumar

MBBS, DNB – General Medicine, DM – Neurology


Dr. Sudhir Kumar is a Neurologist with about 26 years of experience as a doctor. He initially worked at CMC, Vellore (the second-ranked medical college in India) from 1994 to 2004. Now, He is working at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad (joined here in 2004). We routinely treat patients with serious and critical neurological diseases such as stroke, epilepsy, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, myasthenia gravis, GBS, back pain, neuropathy, muscle diseases, migraine, vertigo, etc. We also have expertise in botox injection treatment, IVIG treatment, thrombolytic treatment for stroke, EMG, and EEG procedures.

For: intermediates

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