Certified Telemedicine Clinical Presenter with a Telestroke Specialty

The Certified Telemedicine Clinical Presenter Certification (CTCP) with a telestroke speciality is designed so that graduates will have the skills to correctly and confidently present stroke patients during virtual encounters with physicians and a variety of specialists.

There are two courses for the the student to complete in order to meet the certification requirements.

1. CTCP Certification includes the following modules:

  • Telemedicine/Telehealth Essentials
  • Telemedicine Clinical Applications: Live Video and Store & Forward
  • Telemedicine Consultation: Before, During and After
  • Video Conferencing Etiquette, Record Keeping, and Maintaining Presenter Skills
  • The Attributes of a Successful Telemedicine Program and the Promotion & Advancement of Telehealth
  • Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)

2. Telestroke Certification includes the following topics:

  • What is stroke?
    • Ischemic strokes
    • Hemorrhagic strokes
    • Incidence
    • Basic pathology
    • Basic Risk factors and prevention
    • Clinical features/presentation
  • Initial management
    • EMS and prehospital care
    • Acute care principles
  • Ischemic stroke treatment
    • Clot lysis with intravenous rtPA
    • Clot retrieval devices
  • Hemorrhagic stroke treatment
    • Basic management and differences with ischemic stroke care
  • Basic concepts of stroke telemedicine
  • The Stroke Telemedicine And Tele-education (STAT) system of care
    • Breakdown of contents
    • Role of providers (i.e. checklists)
    • Data collection

Learning Outcomes for both courses:

  • Discuss the main drivers behind the expanding application of Telehealth.
  • Define Telehealth and Telemedicine.
  • Describe the benefits of Telehealth.
  • Define the Presenting/Patient Site and Provider Site.
  • Define the roles and responsibilities of the Telehealth Team at the Presenting/ Patient Site.
  • Describe the telemedicine exam room and set up.
  • Describe the telemedicine encounter before, during and after the Telemedicine Consultation.
  • Define appropriate video conferencing etiquette for the patient presenter.
  • Explain the necessity to take measures to maintain Telemedicine skills.
  • Describe the importance of good record keeping.
  • Define the attributes of a successful telemedicine program.
  • Describe specific criteria for measuring a successful telemedicine program.
  • Recognize that the goal of marketing is the promotion and advancement of Telehealth.
  • Identify the benefits that Telehealth brings to the different targeted audiences.
  • Describe the etiology of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
  • Explain why it is important to act quickly to recognize and treat acute stroke.
  • Name most common risk factors for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
  • Describe the incidence and basic pathology of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
  • Identify the critical steps of prehospital and emergency department acute stroke care.
  • Describe the clinical features of the two types of stroke.
  • Compare and contrast the management of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
  • Describe thrombolytic treatment with tissue plasminogen antigen or “tPA”. Identify major criteria for patient eligibility for thrombolytic treatment, and understand the basics of post TPA interventional therapies.
  • Identify the components of a Stroke Telemedicine And Tele-education “STAT” Pak. Describe the role of the STAT Pak in management of acute stroke.

STAR offers the convenience of on-line training, as well as hands-on experience with state-of-the-art technologies in its training laboratory housed at the New College Institute, Martinsville, VA.