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Stroke Awareness

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The stroke awareness course is designed to increase awareness and understanding of strokes as a medical condition.

The training covers the medical aspects of a stroke and also encourages candidates to practically experience the problems a stroke patient faces whilst dealing with their condition. Stroke patients often seem difficult to manage; one of the main aims of this course is to allow students to understand the frustration of the patient and learn to respond with empathy.

Key statistics from the :

  • Stroke strikes every five minutes.
  • 100,000 people have strokes each year.
  • There are 1.3 million stroke survivors in the UK.

This short stroke course is designed to give a greater understanding about strokes. On completion of the course the candidate will have had practical experiences of what a stroke sufferer has to deal with on a daily basis.

Course Syllabus:

  • Give a greater understanding of strokes (CVA) and TIAs.
  • Understand the difference between CVA and TIA.
  • Understand, recognise and treat a casualty who is potentially having a stroke.
  • FAST test.
  • First aid treatment for strokes.
  • Give a greater understanding of how a stroke victim is feeling.

Course length: 3 – 4 hrs.

Qualification achieved: Certificate of Attendance.

Cost: £40 per person + VAT on open courses.

£40 per person + VAT (min charge of £240 + VAT) for in-house courses.

Click here to download stroke awareness syllabus.