Stroke – Rehabilitation and Discharge Planning
This Course addresses the issues for effective rehabilitation that should include a coordinated interdisciplinary team approach that also involves the patient families and carers.
IdentifyIdentify the possible long-term effects of a stroke on the individual and their family
DescribeDescribe the factors that determine discharge destinations
DescribeDescribe how a nurse can educate a patient and their family about their discharge following a stroke
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.
- The effects of a stroke (short and long term)
- Factors affecting discharge from hospital to home, rehabilitation, or to an aged care facility
- Discharge planning
All healthcare professionals working in acute hospitals, specialised rehabilitation units and in the community.
To develop an understanding of the essential role rehabilitation has in the management of stroke and how rehabilitation can be delivered in a variety of settings including acute hospitals, specialised rehabilitation units, and in the community.
Rehabilitation after stroke is vital for the continuum of care and should commence within days of stroke onset. Effective rehabilitation should include a coordinated multidisciplinary team approach that also involves the patient families and carers.
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.