Stroke Rehabilitation
The purpose of this course is to explain the different types of disabilities related to strokes (strokes) and to describe and assess the effectiveness of new therapeutic approaches and new equipment that is used for rehabilitation and shows promise for repairing damage and restoring movement.

Course Publication Date: July 17, 2018

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Wanda Lockwood RN, BA, MA
Course No:SR070218
Contact Hours:5.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
  

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Learning Objectives
  • Explain the two basic types of stroke.
  • List and explain the 3 aspect of the American Stroke Association’s stroke classification system.
  • List motor, vision, behavior, mentation, and language impairments related to both right and left hemispheric strokes.
  • Explain impairments related to cerebellar and brain stem strokes.
  • Explain the five types of motor paralysis.
  • Explain the concept of neuroplasticity and learned non-use and how that relates to current therapeutic approaches to stroke impairment.
  • Explain the differences among constraint-induced movement, shaping, active assist, bilateral movement training, and body-weight supported treadmill training.
  • Discuss how robot-assisted movement is utilized in therapy.
  • Explain the difference between electromyographically-triggered neuromuscular electrical stimulation and function electrical stimulation.
  • Describe functional electrical stimulation.
  • Explain how rhythmic and music therapy is used for rehabilitation.
  • Explain how virtual reality and video games can motivate people to complete exercises.
  • Discuss Vision Restoration Therapy.


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