Stroke Awareness

Overview

This course is split into two interactive and engaging modules, focusing on the identification of stroke and how to prevent it, and the recovery and care process after a stroke. After completing this course you will be confident in identifying when a stroke has happened, the different types of causes, symptoms and prevention methods. As well as having a thorough understanding of what the recovery and care entails.

Audience

This course is aimed at anyone who wishes to gain an understanding of stroke, and recovery and care, such as:

• Care home staff
• Health visitors
• Health assistants
• Social care staff 
• Carers 
• Family members and the public
• Health and Fitness staff

About this course

This course is split into two modules:

• Stroke Identification and Prevention
• Recovery and Care

Objectives

In this course you will learn:

• What a stroke is
• How to identify and respond to a stroke
• What a transient ischaemic attack is
• The risk factors for a stroke
• How to prevent a stroke
• The importance of specialist stroke care
• The common effects of a stroke — physical, mental, and emotional
• The ways that a carer can act to minimise the potential dangers to a stroke survivor that result from these effects
• The specific medical professionals who can help with these issues
• Some of the resources available to stroke survivors and their carers

Content

Here are some of the topics covered in the modules:

What a stroke is; How to identify and respond to a stroke; What a transient ischaemic attack is; The risk factors for a stroke; How to prevent a stroke; The importance of specialist stroke care; The common effects of a stroke—physical, mental, and emotional; The ways in which a carer can act to minimise the potential dangers to a stroke survivor that result from these effects; The specific medical professionals who can help with these issues; Some of the resources available to stroke survivors and their carers