The Stroke Smart Virginia program is geared toward training pharmacy technicians and/or pharmacy technicians/CHWs to identify the signs and symptoms of a stroke. Community pharmacies are a critical partner for educating the public about the signs and symptoms of stroke because of the number of patients they see as well as the frequency. This program is accredited for 1 hour of CE for pharmacy technicians. At the end of the program, participants will have the opportunity to order Stroke Smart Virginia materials to share with patients.
- Explain why community pharmacies are a critical partner for implementing a Stroke Smart program in communities
- Identify the role pharmacy technicians and/or CHWs can play in educating patients and communities about the Virginia Stroke Smart program
- Define what a stroke is and the benefit of early treatment
- Describe the five basic symptoms and two simple tests for identifying a stroke
- Discuss communication strategies for sharing education/information in your community
Cynthia L. W. Warriner, BS, RPh, CDCES
Health Quality Innovators
Patricia W. Slattum, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science
Co-Director, Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program, Virginia Geriatric Education Center, Virginia Center on Aging
VPhA Member: FREE
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