Stroke is the leading cause of severe disability in the UK. The aftermath can be very challenging and in many cases family suffer a real sense of loss. This course is suited to both health and care staff wishing to have a greater understanding of stroke, causes and its effects.
A stroke occurs approximately every 3 minutes. It is the largest cause of complex disability. – Stroke Association
- Introduction and course overview
- What is stroke?
- Common symptoms
- The Face, Arms, Speech Test (FAST)
- Risk factors
- Post-stroke effects
- Sense of loss
- Restoration of function & treatment
- Treatment & medication
- Approach to care
- Course evaluation