Stroke Awareness

Course Details

This course is for all health care professionals who work in NHS, Health and Social Care settings to include Private Nursing and Residential homes supporting patients in their recovery journeys who require support with monitoring and managing their illness of stroke using various evidence based interventions. The participants will be able to gain knowledge and skills on understanding the causes, symptoms, risks associated with stroke, preventative measures and the benefits of effective rehabilitation and relapse prevention programmes in the community.The participants will deliver patient centred care empowering the patient by incorporating the principles of consent, ethics, effective communication and capacity in the whole recovery journey in line with current practice guidelines.

Course Aims

For CCT Skilled Trainers to deliver high quality accredited face to face training with practical skills sessions which is tailored to organisational need and policies. For CCT skilled Trainers to deliver training which fulfils the current Core Skills Training Framework(CSTF), current CQC and NICE guidelines.

Course Objectives

  1. To gain knowledge, awareness and skills of the causes of stroke
  2. To gain knowledge and awareness of the symptoms of stroke
  3. To gain knowledge and awareness of the different types of Stroke
  4. To gain knowledge and awareness of the risk factors associated with stroke
  5. To gain knowledge and awareness of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment interventions of stroke
  6. To gain knowledge, awareness and skills of the importance of the principles of consent to treatment, ethics and patient centred Care
  7. To gain knowledge and awareness of communication problems associated with stroke
  8. To gain knowledge and awareness of mobility issues and stroke
  9. To gain knowledge and awareness of swallowing and visual problems associated with Stroke
  10. To gain knowledge and awareness of benefits of effective communication
  11. To gain knowledge and awareness of bladder and bowel control problems associated with stroke
  12. To gain knowledge and awareness of preventative measures
  13. To gain knowledge and awareness of follow up care, relapse prevention and the role of the MDT
  14. To gain knowledge and awareness of supporting carers caring for patients who suffer from stroke

Course Modules

  1. Causes of Stroke
  2. The symptoms of stroke
  3. Types of Stroke
  4. Risk Factors associated with Stroke and Incident Reporting
  5. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment interventions of stroke
  6. Consent to Treatment and Patient centred Care
  7. Ethics and Consent
  8. Communication problems associated with Stroke
  9. Mobility issues and Stroke
  10. Swallowing and Visual problems associated with Stroke
  11. Benefits of effective Communication
  12. Bladder and Bowel control problems associated with Stroke
  13. Prevention Measures
  14. Discharge to the community and Nurses Homes, follow up care, relapse prevention and the role of the MDT
  15. Supporting Carers Caring for patients who suffer from Stroke
  16. Current NICE Guidelines of Stroke

Course Benefits

This face to face course which provides learners with an in-depth insight, knowledge and skills on how to support and care for adults diagnosed with stroke from understanding the causes, symptoms, types of strokes and the risks associated, the importance of empowering patients,empowerment,ethics and consent pharmacological and non-pharmacological evidence based interventions to support recovery and rehabilitation processes. 

CPD – 5 Points