The aim of this course is to train staff to recognise the signs and symptoms of a stroke and to outline the physical and psychological support individual clients may require.

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Stroke awareness course summary  

  • Define what a stroke is and the main causes
  • Identify and recognise the different signs & symptoms of a stroke
  • Understand how some strokes can be prevented through lifestyle changes
  • Understand the challenges living with a stroke might challenge
  • Recognise the role of the person centred approach in covering for people living with a stroke

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the different types of strokes
  • Understand the emergency action (FAST)
  • Discuss who might be at risk
  • Discuss how lifestyle change may prevent re-occurrence
  • Understand medical treatment to prevent re-occurrence
  • The care package
  • Maintaining good posture in stroke patients
  • Dysphagia awareness
  • Discuss forms of effective communication


  • All delegates will receive a certification of attendance