This Course focuses on the best-practice nursing care of patients with, or suspected of having a stroke.
- Identify the signs and symptoms of brain injury caused by stroke
- Explain the importance of immediate treatment and management for the stroke patient
- Explain the impact of the first 24-48 hours on long-term outcomes
- Describe the nursing practice strategies that could assist with prevention, early identification and management for your stroke patient
The presenter and all members of the planning team have disclosed that they have no relevant financial commercial relationships to products or devices related to the content of this educational activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medication have been used. Courses include expert peer reviews of the content where applicable.
- Video Recording Completed: 08/10/2014
- Video Recording Location: Melbourne, Australia
- Course First Published: 06/02/2018
- Course Reviewed: N/A
- Course Republished: N/A
- Course Expiry Date: 05/08/2018
- Corrections / changes made: N/A
This CPD/CNE activity will expire on 05/08/2018 after which CPD/CNE hours will not be valid.
Kathryn O'Toole is the Director of the Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation Service (CPRsa) her private practice which she commenced in January 2014 after a long career in the public hospital system. Kath’s CPRsa service is committed to providing comprehensive cardiovascular risk factor identification and management strategies to assist patients diagnosed with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and those at risk of CVD. Kath is also very proactive in bridging the transition from acute illness to cardiovascular health and wellness. Kathryn is a strong patient advocate and her service coordinates optimal and individualised care for her cardiac patients from admission through to the rehabilitation process and enables her to empower her clients with the appropriate knowledge and management plans to assist them with managing their cardiovascular disease in the community. Kath is regularly invited to participate as a speaker in many aspects of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation including the role of nurses in the management of those with Acute Coronary Syndrome. Kath is passionate about the role nursing has in the best practice management of cardiac conditions and has contributed to public health initiatives by participating is various working parties within the State-wide Cardiology Clinical Networks.