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SCHOOLS Stroke: The First 3+ Hours Initial Mangement
Implications for the Emergency Department

Date of Posting: April 23 2011
Date of Expiration: April 22, 2014

Presenter: Edward Jauch, MD, MS, is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Emergency Medicine and in the Department of Neurosciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He received his MS degree in biomechanical engineering from Cornell University in 1985 and received his MD degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1993. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati, including a year as Chief Resident.

Dr. Jauch was formerly on faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine and on the Greater Cincinnati /Northern Kentucky Stroke team until 2008. Dr. Jauch was recruited to MUSC to help develop the new residency program in Emergency Medicine, assist in the creation of a Comprehensive Stroke Center at MUSC, help establish MUSC's REACH Telemedicine Program (a state-wide acute stroke telemedicine network to improve rapid diagnosis and treatment), and co-direct the development of a state-wide stroke system of care though the South Carolina Department of Health. Dr. Jauch is very well known in the field of acute stroke research, leading or participating in numerous phase II and III stroke trials over the past 15 years. He is extensively published in the area of neurologic emergencies. Dr. Jauch also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Leadership Committee for the American Stroke Association and Chairs the ACEP Research Committee.

Edward C Jauch, MD will lead a discussion on the "Stroke: The First 3+ Hours Initial Mangement
Implications for the Emergency Department".

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate current information regarding the acute clinical management of stroke.
  • Implement appropriate strategies for clinical response to stroke within the first 3 hours.
  • List clinical and outcome benefits of aggressive early treatment of strokes.

Target Audience: Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants


Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the ACCME Essentials and Standards, anyone involved in planning or presenting at this educational activity is required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in thehealthcare industry.

Dr. Edward Jauch does not have any relevnt financial relationships to disclose.

Credit Statement

The Medical University of South Carolina designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM Physicians should claim only the credit . commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education though the joint sponsorship of Medical University of South Carolina and the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium. The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

For additional information, contact Ragan DuBose-Morris, Director of Learning Services, for the South Carolina AHEC at duboser@musc.edu or 843-792-9429.

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