Stroke Awareness

Stroke Awareness

Me Learning
Updated Oct 17, 2018

Course Description

150,000 people have a stroke every year in the UK, and it is the third leading cause of death.

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.

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 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

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for anyone working with adults, such as:

  • Care home staff
  • Health visitors
  • Health Assistants
  • Social care staff
  • Carers and public
  • Health and Fitness staff

Course Duration

60 minutes