Stroke Awareness

STROKE AWARENESS

Course Number

SC0307

Validity

3 Years

Duration

1/2 Day

Assessment

Continuous

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.

Suitable for:

Care

Care

A stroke occurs approximately every 3 minutes. It is the largest cause of complex disability. – Stroke Association

Introduction

  • Introduction and course overview

Course Programme

  • What is stroke?
  • Types
  • Common symptoms
  • The Face, Arms, Speech Test (FAST)
  • Mini-strokes
  • Risk factors
  • Post-stroke effects
  • Sense of loss
  • Restoration of function & treatment
  • Communication
  • Treatment & medication
  • Approach to care
  • Course evaluation