1h 15m

Stroke - Immediate Nursing Management

This Course focuses on the best-practice nursing care of patients with, or suspected of having a stroke.

04 Aug 2015

Learning Outcomes


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



Great presentation! -- 20 Apr 2018
Informative -- 19 Apr 2018
a bit too monotone but informative -- 17 Apr 2018
Very useful learning material. -- 16 Apr 2018
Very informative -- 15 Apr 2018
Very easy to listen to. Message is provided clearly and would recommend. -- 14 Apr 2018
Thanks very interesting -- 13 Apr 2018
great knowledge -- 11 Apr 2018
Very professional & well presented. -- 10 Apr 2018
Very informative -- 06 Apr 2018
this was a great online tutorial, much was refreshed knowledge but also new knowledge and understanding -- 04 Apr 2018
Very informative and well presented -- 04 Apr 2018
I would recommend this education to other health professionals. -- 03 Apr 2018
Very interesting and informative topic. -- 03 Apr 2018
Very informative VLA, I took lots of notes. I am hoping that I can have more confidence when assisting with the care and monitoring of a patient with query TIA / stroke and most certainly have more information in my head in regards to stroke now than before this resource. Thank you. -- 03 Apr 2018
Presentation was a little bland, but very precise -- 30 Mar 2018
I found this lecture very informative. -- 30 Mar 2018
Very informative and well delivered. -- 25 Mar 2018
I highly recommend this resource, the educator presented the learning in a clear and easily understood and higher rate of learning retention. -- 24 Mar 2018
I found this to be very enlighten and highly recommended will be very useful in the aged care setting -- 21 Mar 2018
Very good refresher VLA for stroke management- relevant to all areas of nursing care. -- 20 Mar 2018
This was a good refresher course on strokes. I enjoyed the quizzes at the end of each section. -- 19 Mar 2018
Very good for refreshing and updating knowledge -- 15 Mar 2018
very informative!!! -- 13 Mar 2018
excellent . reinforced my knowledge. -- 12 Mar 2018
Educator very knowledgeable & easy to understand -- 11 Mar 2018
very good -- 05 Mar 2018
yes -- 04 Mar 2018
Well presented,valuable information. -- 28 Feb 2018
Knowledgeable speaker provides an interesting overview for a basic understanding of stroke care. Comprehensive notes that complemented the talk. Thanks Kathryn O'Toole. -- 27 Feb 2018
good content. -- 21 Feb 2018
-- 20 Feb 2018
Yes. -- 19 Feb 2018
If you want to be reviewed on the care of stroke victims it is very well organized and presented in a straight forward manner. -- 19 Feb 2018
Excellent -- 16 Feb 2018
Great to reinforce current knowledge and addition of new practices that I have not fully been aware of as I usually care for pts who are not in the acute phase of stroke- ie I'm a rehab nurse vs a ER nurse -- 16 Feb 2018
Super helpful to reinforced skills. -- 14 Feb 2018
Interesting lecture- good refresher exercise -- 13 Feb 2018
Very informative and relevant to everyday nursing -- 07 Feb 2018
excellent VLA -- 07 Feb 2018

Course Overview

Topics include:

  • What is stroke? How does stroke affect the brain?
  • Nursing assessment
  • Treatment during the first 24-48 hours post stroke
  • Preventative strategies

Target audience

Nurses working in a variety of health care settings, particularly those working in:

  • Aged care
  • Acute care
  • Community health; and
  • General practice.


Enhance nurses' knowledge about practical evidence-based stroke management relevant to various nursing settings and how to integrate this knowledge into practice, particularly in the first 24-48 hours.


Stroke is a major cause of death and disability both within Australia and internationally. Early detection of stroke signs and symptoms, and rapid intervention can significantly affect morbidity and mortality. Similarly, early rehabilitation can drastically impact on the long-term effects of a stroke. Nurses are essential members of the multidisciplinary stroke care team and have important roles in acute, rehabilitation and community care settings.3 It is vitally important that nurses working in these settings have access to education that is based on current evidence based recommendations. This will ensure that they can provide appropriate and timely care, as time during a stroke is critical.

Health professionals in Australia that are registered with AHPRA are required to obtain continuing professional development (CPD) hours/points each year that relates to their context of practice, in order to comply with mandatory regulatory requirements.