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About

The Prehospital Care of Acute Stroke and Patient Selection for Endovascular Treatment Using the RACE Scale course is offered by Coursera in partnership with Universitat de Barcelona.

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Overview

The Prehospital Care of Acute Stroke and Patient Selection for Endovascular Treatment Using the RACE Scale course is offered by Coursera in partnership with Universitat de Barcelona.

Acute stroke is a time-dependent medical emergency. In acute ischemic stroke, the first objective is to restore brain flow using sistemic thrombolytic treatment and, in patients with large vessel occlusion, by endovascular treatment. In hemorrhagic stroke there are also specific treatments that can improve the clinical outcome.

The sooner the initiation of all these therapies the higher the clinical benefit. 

Thus, the organization of Stroke Code systems coordinated between emergency medical systems and hospitals is crucial to achieve early medical attention and treament.

Neurological scales facilitate stroke recognition at both hospital and pre-hospital levels and provide valuable information of stroke severity. The RACE scale is a prehospital scale validated as a tool to identify patients with suspected large vessel occlusion who are potential candidates for endovascular treatment. 

This course aims to update general knowledge in acute stroke and currently available treatments, to review the protocol of the Stroke Code and, finally, to train in the use of the RACE scale.

The target profile of this course is aimed to all health professionals working in the field of emergencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction
  • Stroke and treatment options
  • The Stroke Code
  • The Race Scale

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 1 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Intermediate Level

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
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  • National

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Funding

Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You’ll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved.

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