1h 5m
Kathryn O'Toole
24 Sep 2015

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.


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



16 Jul 2018
Great VLA for all nurses and health allied team
27 Jun 2018
Very good resource
30 May 2018
Informative video and easy to understand
28 May 2018
I recommend this for health professionals managing clients who have had a stroke
26 May 2018
An excellent resource for this subject, with much useful information for the optimal care for these patients.
26 May 2018
very good
18 May 2018
very nice and informative presentation.
18 May 2018
good resource
04 May 2018
30 Apr 2018
very interesting
21 Apr 2018
very informative
03 Apr 2018
Excellent VLA
15 Mar 2018
excellent topic. will revisit again
12 Mar 2018
Very good resource
11 Mar 2018
Good VLA.
27 Feb 2018
Informative and well presented
10 Feb 2018
Very informative.
06 Feb 2018
Great and very informative. Easy to understand
05 Feb 2018
excellent, simple language, great information
03 Feb 2018
very informative. Good information

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.