ASC Exam Blueprint

CONTENT AREA

MATERIAL INCLUDED

% TEST ITEMS ALLOCATED
(200 QUESTIONS)

Clinical Management

  • Evidence supporting reperfusion therapy (systemic thrombolysis; mechanical thrombectomy
  • Evidence supporting methods for management of hemorrhagic stroke (intraparenchymal hemorrhage; subarachnoid hemorrhage; arteriovenous malformations)
  • Clinical management of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke
  • Secondary stroke prevention

 

 


28%

Pathophysiology

  • Clinical presentations in relation to vascular territories
  • Evolution of ischemic infarction
  • Hemorrhagic transformation of ischemic infarction
  • Pathogenesis of ischemic stroke
  • Pathogenesis of hemorrhagic stroke
  • Locations for hemorrhagic stroke in relation to pathogenic mechanism

 


 

19%

Managing Barriers/Organization Behavior

  • Organizational behavioral theories in relation to:
    • Producing change Motivating others
    • Healthy relationships
    • Improving performance and individual contributions
  • Hospital system leadership organizational models

 

 


14%
 

Stroke Center Leadership

  • Requirements for Acute Stroke Ready, Primary Stroke Center, Thrombectomy Capable, and Comprehensive Stroke Centers
  • Stroke Unit development and improvement
  • Evolution of the Stroke Coordinator role
  • Staffing principles
  • Healthy work environments

 



11%

Quality Management

  • Evolution of quality management and its role in Stroke Centers
  • Quality management models:
    • Model selection
    • Development and implementation of a quality program

 



10%

Data Management

  • Levels of data
  • Measures of central tendency
  • Interpretation of data in relation to performance improvement
  • Methods to represent data graphically

 


7%

Stroke Scales

  • National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale
  • Glasgow Coma Scale
  • ICH Scale
  • Hunt & Hess Scale
  • Modified Rankin Scale

 


7%

Effective Educational Strategies

  • Principles of adult learning and their application to practice
  • Educating staff
  • Patient education materials and methods

 

4%

image widget