1h 5m

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.

24 Sep 2015

Learning Outcomes


Identify the possible long-term effects of a stroke on the individual and their family


Describe the factors that determine discharge destinations


Describe how a nurse can educate a patient and their family about their discharge following a stroke



very informative -- 21 Apr 2018
Excellent VLA -- 03 Apr 2018
excellent topic. will revisit again -- 15 Mar 2018
Very good resource -- 12 Mar 2018
Good VLA. -- 11 Mar 2018
Informative and well presented -- 27 Feb 2018
Very informative. -- 10 Feb 2018
Great and very informative. Easy to understand -- 06 Feb 2018
excellent, simple language, great information -- 05 Feb 2018
very informative. Good information -- 03 Feb 2018

Course Overview

Topics include:

  • 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

Target audience

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.