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Stroke: Comprehensive Acute Stroke Care

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1. Which is a correct statement about the incidence and prevalence of stroke in the United States?

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2. Which is the most important treatable risk factor stroke?

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3. The two major categories of stroke are:

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4. Which type of stroke constitutes the majority of strokes?

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5. Cerebral emboli that cause strokes usually originate in the:

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6. A hemorrhagic stroke that results in bleeding into the space surrounding the brain is called:

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7. Which arteries supply blood to 80% of the brain?

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8. The stroke syndrome caused by occlusion of the basilar artery can result in:

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9. During the acute phase, a patient with hemorrhagic stroke is at risk for additional ischemic damage due to:

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10. Following an ischemic stroke, the penumbra can be saved from necrosis if blood supply is restored within:

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11. Ischemic stroke due to reduction of blood flow to a region of the brain is most commonly caused by:

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12. Cocaine or amphetamine use is among the most common causes of which type of stroke?

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13. A facility that is certified as an Acute Stroke-Ready Hospital must provide:

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14. The stroke center time target for the management of acute stroke from door to treatment is:

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15. The most important step for a family member or bystander to take when someone appears to be experiencing a stroke is to:

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16. In the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale, the patient is asked to: “Hold both arms out in front of you,” “Repeat the sentence ‘The sky is blue in Cincinnati,’” and:

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17. En route to the emergency department, emergency medical services (EMS) responders should:

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18. The two most essential laboratory tests before treatment of acute stroke are blood glucose levels and:

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19. The most important piece of historical data to obtain in the medical history of a patient with acute stroke is:

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20. Which is a correct statement regarding the Glasgow Coma Scale?

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21. The recommended initial diagnostic imaging in the hyperacute stage of stroke is a:

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22. Under the recommendations for treatment of ischemic stroke, recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) is:

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23. Which condition excludes a patient from receiving recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA)?

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24. The nurse correctly discontinues an infusion of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) for a patient with acute stroke who develops:

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25. Which is a correct statement concerning treatment with antithrombotics to reduce the risk of a second stroke?

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26. Criteria for receiving endovascular treatment using mechanical thrombectomy include:

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27. Which is a correct statement regarding early management of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke patients?

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28. A common complication of subarachnoid hemorrhage is:

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29. Which is a sign of possible brain herniation in a patient with an acute ischemic stroke?

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30. Which is a correct statement regarding pulmonary complications following stroke?

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31. The best option for preventing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in patients with acute intracranial hemorrhage whose mobility is restricted is:

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32. Which is a correct statement concerning early mobilization of stroke patients?

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33. Which intervention is part of a recommended nursing care plan for a stroke patient with dysphagia?

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34. The Functional Independence Measure (FIM) tool is used for patients with stroke to assess:

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35. By engaging a stroke patient in early out-of-bed mobilization, a physical therapist is primarily targeting the prevention of:

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36. The occupational therapist uses splinting in acute stroke rehabilitation in order to:

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37. Which is a strategy used by a speech-language therapist to manage a patient with dysphagia following a stroke?

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38. Which measure is recommended to prevent secondary stroke in a patient?

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39. Which medication is recommended to prevent secondary stroke in patients who have had an ischemic stroke related to atherosclerosis or embolus?

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40. A patient asks how heart disease can affect the brain. The best response would be:


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