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Understanding Stroke

The purpose of this educational activity is to enable the learner to identify defining characteristics of chronic kidney disease and nursing interventions for care management.


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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Differentiate the different treatments for ischemic versus hemorrhagic stroke.
  2. Identify three (3) signs of a stroke
  3. Identify three (3) modifiable risk factors for a stroke

Learning Outcome

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge about strokes by passing a quiz with a score of 85% or greater accuracy


Brittany Phillips, PT, DPT, OCS

Brittany Phillips is a board certified Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) physical therapist
through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Her clinical experience covers a wide array of diagnoses, including neurology, oncology, and pelvic rehabilitation. In addition to being an orthopedic specialist, Dr. Phillips holds a certification as a LSVT Big physical therapist, focusing on the treatment of persons with Parkinson’s disease. Beyond her role as a clinician, Dr. Phillips serves as a Certified Clinical Instructor (CCI) for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant students, is a two-time finalist for the Florida Clinical Instructor of the Year and is an adjunct professor teaching anatomy and physiology to healthcare students.

Understanding Stroke - Healthcare Academy
Healthcare Academy

Understanding Stroke


Stroke impacts many individuals every year, causing devastating disability. This educational activity outlines common risk factors, signs and symptoms, and immediate actions that can save a person’s life.

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