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Module 6 Stroke facts and secondary prevention

Level:
General
Estimated time:
10 mins
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Last updated:
3 June 2020

Module 6 Stroke facts and secondary prevention


Overview

Stroke facts and secondary prevention is module six in a series of six modules, which aim to provide rural and regional nurses with an overview of stroke care. To find out more about the full set of resources, please visit Stroke care: an overview for rural and regional nurses.

Learning objectives

  • Describe the incidence and impact of stroke in Australia
  • Recall the signs of stroke in the Stroke Foundation’s FAST campaign.
  • Identify the main risk factors for stroke and five actions that can reduce a person’s risk of stroke.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Liza Hofma, Associate Nurse Unit Manager, Emergency Department, Mount Gambier & Districts Health Services; Lizzie Dodd, Nurse Consultant, Acute Stroke Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital; and A/Professor Timothy Kleinig, Stroke Unit Head, Royal Adelaide Hospital and Rural Clinical Stroke Lead for their assistance in developing the content for these modules.