ASLS February 28, 2020

This course addresses the prehospital, emergency department, and stroke unit management of patients with acute stroke by incorporating interactive discussions, hands-on workshops, video and standardized patients. It covers the differential diagnosis of stroke, rapid recognition of five major stroke syndromes, training in the use of the Miami Emergency Neurologic Deficit (MEND) exam, and the use of thrombolytic therapy in acute ischemic stroke patients.
Passing score is 72% on the posttest.


Class Time: 8:00 AM-5:30 PM




Registration open through 2/27/2020 Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Course Details

Advanced Stroke Life Support

A key feature of the ASLS® curriculum is hands-on skills training, during which instructors simulate stroke syndromes, and learners perform the MEND Examination, a unique neurologic assessment tool developed with the course. Computer-based multimedia skills training, interactive discussions, and didactic sessions are also components of the curriculum.

The major learning goals for all audiences are to:

  • Describe why early treatment may result in a marked reduction in risk of disability
  • Identify the five main stroke syndromes and relate them to pathophysiology and clinical signs
  • Perform focused evaluation to identify stroke, its location and severity, and t-PA contraindications.

These are included, with learning objectives specific to the audience. Concurrent breakout sessions facilitate teaching both prehospital and in-hospital audiences together.


Registration Details

General Participant - $150.00


UNC REX employees - $35 (use discount code - UNC REX EMPLOYEE)


NC Health and UNC employees (UNC MC, UNCPN, Chatham, Caldwell, UNC Rockingham) - $75 (use discount code - UNCHCS EMPLOYEE)


UNC Managed Entities employees (Johnston, Pardee, Nash, Wayne) - $100 (use discount code - UNC AFFILIATE)


Only a portion of the course fee represents revenue to the University of Miami Gordon Center, Center for Research in Medical Education, developer of the Stroke Life Support curriculum.


Continuing Education

The Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.


Eight (8) hours are awarded for successful completion of the full course.


Life Support Classroom

2500 Blue Ridge Road
Suite 200A
Raleigh, NC 27607

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