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Peripheral IV tPA Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke

Total Credits: 1 including 1 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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VOMA - Virginia
Fred Rawlins, II, DO
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Learning Objectives -

Following the completion of this course, the participant will understand:
•    The history and development of thrombolytics 
•    Evolution of clinical studies in peripheral IV tPA therapy for Acute Ischemic Strokes
•    Contraindications to the use of IV tPA for Acute Ischemic Stroke
•    Clinical Management of AIS based on last known well time: Under 3 hours; Under 4.5 hours; Unknown time
•    Modified Rankin Score (mRS)
•    Review of cerebral vascular anatomy
•    Case presentation of anterior, posterior, and middle cerebral acute ischemic strokes
•    Advancing community clinical practice in the treatment of Acute Ischemic Strokes through VCOM’s Hospital Integrated Clinical Cases Course. 
•    Medicolegal Considerations with Intravenous Tissue Plasminogen Activator in Stroke 



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A graduate of A. T. Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine - Kirksville MO, Dr. Rawlins completed an Emergency Medicine residency at St. Luke’s in Bethlehem, PA.  He is the Senior Associate Dean of Simulation and Educational Technology and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) – Virginia, Carolinas, Auburn and University of Monroe Louisiana. He is also an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at West Virginia University Hospitals Parkersburg Campus and has been in practice for over 20 years as an emergency physician.  Dr. Rawlins has been actively involved in the world of simulation throughout his professional career, beginning with simulation as a tool for aircraft system piloting and instrumentation. He has been able to continue his education in aviation and further establish himself as a pilot, as well as apply these principals of simulation to medical education. In the medical field, he has worked closely with other departments at VCOM to enhance the 1st and 2nd year curriculum by presenting cases to medical students that allow them to bring forth their medical knowledge in a hands-on, controlled, learning environment using simulation. Expanding this opportunity to other organizations has developed standardized patient and manikin-based simulation scenarios unique for their training certifications. The result has allowed VCOM to become a partner with Laerdal Medical by becoming a SimDeveloper for Laerdal’s SimStore. This partnership has made VCOM’s simulated product become available to other medical schools and organizations worldwide.


Dr. Rawlins has no disclosures

Accreditation Information

The Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association (VOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. VOMA designates this program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category category of credits 1A CME credits and will report CME credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation.

​Grievances regarding program administration and reporting of AOA CME credits will be handled on an individual basis Initially, all grievances should be directed to VOMA Executive Director. Participants with grievances that cannot be resolved will be sent to the AOA Council on CME , 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.



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