ANVP Exam Blueprint

Diagnosis, Treatment and Stabilization

50% of Exam; 100 Questions

  • Clinical Localization (20% of Content)
  • Neuroimaging Interpretation (20% of Content)
  • Reperfusion Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke (40% of Content)
  • Intra-Arterial Treatment of Ischemic Stroke (10% of Content)
  • Medical Management of Hemorrhagic Stroke (10% of Content)
  • Intra-Arterial and Surgical Treatment of Hemorrhagic Stroke (5% of Content)
  • Airway and Ventilation Management (2.5% of Content)
  • Hemodynamic Assessment and Management (2.5% of Content)

Pathogenic Mechanism and Secondary Prevention

30% of Exam; 60 Questions

  • Ischemic Stroke Mechanisms by TOAST Classification (15% of Content)
  • Transient Ischemic Attack: Diagnosis, Risk, Management (5% of Content)
  • Selection of Medical Management (70% of Content)
    1. Antiplatelet Agents
    2. Anticoagulation
    3. Statins
    4. Antihypertensive Agents
    5. Smoking Cessation Aids
    6. Glycemic Control
  • Management Decision Making in Extracranial Arterial Disease (10% of Content)

Complication Avoidance

Complication Avoidance in Acute and Sub-Acute Stroke Patients
10% of Exam; 20 Questions

  • Venous Thromboembolism (45% of Content)
  • Aspiration Pneumonia (40% of Content)
  • Mobility and Functional Status (5% of Content)
  • Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis (5% of Content)
  • Urinary Tract Infection (5% of Content)

Advanced Practice Concepts

5% of Exam; 10 Questions

  • Optimizing Emergency Systems of Care (20% of Content)
  • Interpretation and Application of Evidence in Clinical Decision Making (40% of Content)
  • Outcomes Measurement and Management for Quality Improvement (20% of Content)
  • Systems Leadership and Change Management (20% of Content)

Stroke Pathophysiology

5% of Exam; 10 Questions

  • Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Subtypes (20% of Content)
  • Key Epidemiologic Findings (20% of Content)
  • Risk Factor Contribution to Primary Prevention (60% of Content)
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