Stroke Awareness & Management – Level 2 – Stroke Awareness Online Training Course
Welcome to our ‘stroke awareness and management’ online training course for front-line healthcare and social care providers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).
They are also developed in line with the latest UK legislation and meet the requirements set out by the National Health Service (NHS), Skills for Health’s UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF), the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Skills for Care, UK Health and Safety Executive and other professional and regulatory bodies.
Who is the stroke awareness training course for?
This online stroke awareness training course should be completed by those who work in healthcare and social care services, particularly patient facing clinical roles.
This stroke awareness online training course is aimed at health and social care staff who may:
- be new to stroke care, for example, rotational staff or those new in post
- wish to refresh/extend their existing stroke knowledge and skills
- be community-based with a mixed pathology caseload including stroke
- have limited access to other stroke-specific training
The comprehensive stroke awareness course may also be accessed by patients, carers and other members of the general public.
Aims and objectives
The aims of this ‘stroke awareness and management’ online training course are to improve caregivers the awareness of stroke.
On completion of this ‘stroke awareness and management’ course, the learner will:
- Know what a stroke is,
- Be able to identify the symptoms of a stroke,
- Know who is at risk of a stroke,
- Be familiar with the treatments for stroke, and
- Understand the importance of rehabilitation following a stroke.
What is covered in this stroke awareness course?
This ‘stroke awareness and management’ course covers the following:
- Why is stroke awareness training essential?
- What is a stroke?
- Key UK stroke statistics
- Stroke symptoms
- Recognising the signs of a stroke
- Other symptoms of stroke
- Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)
- Types of stroke
- Ischaemic stroke
- Haemorrgahic stroke
- Causes of strokes
- Reducing the risks of strokes
- Lifestyle changes
- Preventing Strokes
- Blood pressure
- Conditions that increase the risk of stroke
- Managing underlying conditions
- Stroke diagnosis
- Brain Scan
- MRI scan
- CT scan
- Swallowing difficulties
- Swallow test
- Blood tests
- Carotid ultrasound
- Stroke treatment
- Treatment of ischaemic strokes
- Treatment of haemorrhagic strokes
- Good stroke care
- Recovery from stroke
- Additional support
- Psychological support
- Cognitive impacts of strokes
- Dealing with communication problems
- Vascular dementia
- Coping with movement problems
- Occupational therapy
- Dealing with swallowing problems
- Feeding tubes
- Dealing with visual issues
- Bladder and bowel problems
- Sex after stroke
- Driving after stroke
- Preventing further strokes
- Lifestyle changes
- Caring for someone who has had a stroke
- Dealing with changed behaviour
- Remaining patient and positive
- Making time for yourself
- Where to find additional help
- References and online resources.
What is a stroke?
A stroke is a brain attack. It happens when the blood supply to part of your brain is cut off.
Why is stroke awareness critical?
In total, there are 110,000 strokes each year, and while many people do survive, they can be fatal – it is the fourth most significant cause of death in England. Also, strokes cause a more excellent range of disabilities than any other condition in the UK. Over half of all survivors have a disability, and more than a third are left dependent on others for everyday activities.
We know that some people are unaware of the early warning signs of stroke and delay calling 999.
Some can mistake the signs as a ‘funny turn’, but stroke is a medical emergency and getting the right treatment, fast, can save lives and reduce the devastation that stroke can bring.
The FAST acronym has featured in the advertising for several years and is a simple test to help people identify stroke symptoms:
- Face – has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile?
- Arms – can they raise both their arms and keep them there?
- Speech – is their speech slurred? If they notice any of these symptoms it is:
- Time – time to call 999 if you see ANY of these signs
This is the message we are getting across through a variety of means including our Stroke adverts, on TV and social media.
The hard-hitting adverts show people having a stroke in normal circumstances. In one, a woman has a stroke while applying her make-up, and in another, a man suffers one while at the barbers.
To complete this stroke awareness training course, you will need access to a computer device, e.g., desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone device
Our stroke awareness course is suitable for:
- Those who are looking to improve their knowledge of the subject area
- Those whose jobs require periodic continuing professional development (CPD)
- Those who need to show evidence as part of their professional registration requirements, e.g., doctors, nurses and allied health professionals
Assessment and certification
At the end of this stroke awareness training course, learners will be required to complete an online assessment. On successful completion of the knowledge test (80% pass mark), learners will be able to download a FREE CPD certificate that can be used to provide evidence for audit and compliance.
The content of this online stroke awareness training course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
Payment and additional information
After adding your stroke awareness training course (s) to the shopping cart (by selecting Add to Cart), you will be able to make a secure payment using all major credit and debit cards.
Once you have purchased your stroke awareness training course (s), you will be sent a confirmation e-mail. You will then receive a link and login details to access your e-learning course (s) within a few minutes of purchase.
Why choose our accredited e-learning courses?
The benefits of using our accredited e-learning courses in the workplace include:
- National Skills Academy for Health national delivery partner
- The UK accredited e-learning provider
- An approved UK training centre
- Ofqual accredited qualifications
- Nationally recognised CPD certificates
- Free blended learning environment to support existing training
- Access your online training immediately
- The highly interactive e-learning portal
- Substantial cost reductions (no travel fees & other expenses)
- Embrace the benefits of eLearning for healthcare providers
- Significant staff hour reductions
- Online training only takes as long as the learners needs
- Low carbon footprint through e-learning
- Over 1000 online CPD courses
- Repository of online learning materials and assessment
- Fully qualified and experienced trainers, instructors and assessors
- Subject matter experts and content developers
- Convert your existing classroom courses to e-learning courses
- All training courses based on the latest guidance and best practice.