Stroke Risk, Awareness And Remedy

Stroke Risk, Awareness And Remedy
  • Duration: 2 hours

Synopsis of Stroke Risk, Awareness And Remedy

This course is designed to give you an understanding of strokes, stroke risk, awareness and remedy. We will look at the signs and symptoms of a stroke and the different types of stroke and the risk factors associated with becoming a stroke victim. We will also look at preventative measures. After learning to identify strokes, you will learn what to do directly after recognition and the care process through the hospital and finally to discharge and beyond.

Course Contents

Module 1: What a Stroke is and Recognition

  • Introduction
  • Types of stroke
    • Ischaemic
    • Haemorrhagic
    • Mini-stroke
  • Childhood stroke
  • Recognition of stroke

Module 2: Stroke Risk and Prevention

  • Risk factors
    • Age
    • Medical Conditions
    • Lifestyle factors
    • Family history
    • Ethnicity
  • Stroke Prevention

Module 3: Effect of a stroke on an individual

  • Psychological impact
  • Cognitive impact
  • Dysphasia
  • Dysarthria
  • Dyspraxia
  • Movement problems
  • Communication problems
  • Swallowing problems
  • Visual problems
  • Bladder and bowel control
  • Sex after a stroke
  • Driving after a stroke

Module 4: Initial stroke management and treatment

  • Emergency hospital admission
  • Treating an ischaemic stroke
    • Thrombolysis
    • Thrombectomy

Module 5: Rehabilitation and Discharge from hospital

  • Stroke rehabilitation
    • The stroke team
    • Starting rehab therapy
    • Arranging care before leaving the hospital
    • Following discharge from hospital
  • Assessment of needs
  • Care and support plan

Course Assessment


There is no review for this course

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