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Stroke Awareness

Subject categories: General Health and Social Care, Nursing and Health Care

Course overview

This course has been developed to provide staff with the knowledge and information required to be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of a stroke. Learners will gain a basic understanding of the types and causes of stroke and an insight into stroke prevention. All levels of staff and managers in a variety of settings that support and provide care for individuals who have had a stroke, or might be at increased risk of having a stroke, will benefit from attendance at this course.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Case studies, factsheets, group discussions and small group activities 
This course has been developed and mapped to:
NICE Guidelines: Stroke in Adults and Stroke Rehabilitation in Adults
And the following QCF unit:
Stroke Awareness

Course content

What is a stroke?
Other conditions that may be mistaken for a stroke
Signs and symptoms
Key stages
Assessment tests available
Changes an individual may experience
Prevalence and common risk factors
Reducing the risks
Why are strokes medical emergencies?
Action to be taken in an emergency
Airway management
Reporting relevant and accurate history of the incident
The importance of effective stroke care
Support available
Additional support and guidance

Learning outcomes

Know what a stroke is
Recognise a stroke
Explain the management of risk factors for a stroke
Explain the importance of emergency response and treatment
Describe the management of a stroke


3 hours

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