Caring for Stroke Survivors
Full day (6 hours)
This one day course aims to provide an understanding of how individuals can be supported to regain their skills and abilities following a stroke as they try to rebuild their life.
During the day, attendees will examine what a stroke is and who is susceptible to them. They will explore the concept of re-ablement and analyse the key issues following a stroke such as; sleep disorders, managing pain, nutrition, communication and swallowing difficulties as well as examining the psychological impact of a stroke on an individual.
Attendees will take part in group activities and discuss various case studies to enable them to understand issues including aphasia and dysphagia, anxiety and depression, as well as the physical effects following a stroke and will leave with practical guidance on how to improve the wellbeing of those who have had a stroke.
What will it cover?
The definition of stroke
The functions of the different areas of the brain and how these may be impaired following a stroke
The impact of a stroke on an individual
Re–ablement and re-learning
Specific issues experienced by individuals following a stroke, such as; swallowing difficulties, communication differences, anxiety and depression, nutrition, sleep disorders and mobility
Benefits of Attending:
You will be able to explain what a stroke is, how it affects a person and be able to identify the risk factors which may lead to stroke
You will know what re-ablement and re-learning mean in the context of stroke recovery and be able to identify methods to support individuals
You will gain the skills and knowledge to support individuals when facing challenges such as sleep disturbance, swallowing difficulties, managing pain, nutrition and communication.
You will understand why individuals may experience anxiety or depression following a stroke and how you can support them appropriately
Who should attend this course?
This course is beneficial to anyone who supports individuals who have a had a stroke. If you are involved in the care of individuals who have had a stroke, and you already have a very basic awareness of strokes, then this course is ideal for you.
You may be working in a health and social care setting, for example:
Or you may be caring for a friend/relative at home.
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