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
- 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.