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Stroke
Comprehensive Acute Stroke Care

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  • You must score 70% or better to pass this test.
  • Select one answer for each question.
  • Review your selections before submitting the test for grading.

NoteThis course was revised and updated October 14, 2019. If you printed test questions from the previous version of this course, you will find that some questions in your printed version differ from the test below.

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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 a unique stroke risk factor for women?

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3. Speech and language problems are typically associated with a stroke that occurs in the:

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4. Which is the leading cause and most important controllable risk factor for stroke?

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5. Exposure to which pollutant is hypothesized to trigger a stroke?

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6. Which structure is not a part of the circle of Willis?

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7. The two major categories of stroke are:

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8. Which type of stroke constitutes the majority (87%) of strokes?

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9. The majority of thrombotic strokes are caused by:

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10. Following an ischemic stroke, permanent structural damage within the ischemic penumbra can be prevented if blood supply is restored within:

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11. The stroke syndrome referred to as “locked-in” syndrome is the result of occlusion of the:

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12. An ischemic stroke for which a comprehensive evaluation cannot define the cause is called a:

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

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14. During a hemorrhagic stroke, mechanical damage can increase intracranial pressure, which may result in:

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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. Which is not the role of EMS dispatchers in regard to a potential stroke emergency?

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17. EMS best practice states that responders should spend how much time on the scene to complete an assessment and begin transport?

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18. In the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale, the patient is asked to:

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19. While en route to the hospital, emergency responders are instructed to:

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20. A facility certified by the Joint Commission (TJC) as an acute stroke-ready hospital must provide:

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21. The stroke center time target for the management of acute stroke from door to treatment is not more than:

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

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

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

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25. The main imaging recommendation for stroke diagnosis is:

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

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27. For which reason would a patient be excluded from receiving rtPA within 3 to 4.5 hours from the onset of a stroke?

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

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29. Which is an advantage of intra-arterial rtPA over intravenous rtPA administration?

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

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31. Which is not a true statement regarding managing blood pressure during treatment of stroke?

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32. Which is a correct statement regarding early management of hemorrhagic stroke patients?

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33. A major complication of subarachnoid hemorrhage with poor prognosis is:

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34. Which is a sign of possible cerebral herniation in a patient with an acute stroke?

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

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

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37. Which is a correct statement regarding hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia after stroke?

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38. Which is considered a better bedside screening tool for dysphagia in patients with acute stroke?

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39. Which intervention should be included in the nursing plan of care for a stroke patient with dysphagia?

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40. The patient recovering from a stoke who refers to a fork as a door has which type of aphasia?

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41. Which tool is used to assess ability to perform personal care and memory status in a patient recovering from a stroke?

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42. By engaging a stroke patient in early mobilization, a physical therapist is primarily targeting:

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43. The occupational therapist uses strapping in acute stroke rehabilitation in order to:

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

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45. Which medication is recommended to prevent secondary stroke?

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46. When responding to a patient’s question about the relationship between heart disease and stroke, the clinician explains that:


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