01. Principles of Stroke Care

Learning Objective:

1.1 Discuss and compare the roles of other disciplines involved in the care of stroke survivors within the context of an interprofessional model of care.

Optional Learning Resources:

A Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative: A National Interprofessional Competency Framework

Suggested Evaluation Methods:

Complete the LHSC shadowing tool with two non-nursing members of your team.

Learning Objective:

1.2 Acknowledges cultural differences and values and supports stroke survivors and caregivers’ cultural needs and coping styles.

Suggested Learning Resources:

Cultural Sensitive Care

Suggested Evaluation Methods:

Develop with your team a list of culturally sensitive resources to be used as reference documents when providing culturally sensitive care for stroke survivors.

Learning Objective:

1.3 Describe the components of an acute comprehensive stroke assessment.

Suggested Evaluation Methods:

Complete SWO: Acute Stroke Unit Orientation, Module 4 Quiz

Learning Objective:

1.4 Demonstrates awareness of the purpose of the assessment tools and outcome measures used by other disciplines and the implications of the results.

Suggested Learning Resources:

Review of the most commonly used tools by your team using Stroke Best Practice Guidelines

Canadian Stroke Best Practices Screening and Assessment Tools for Acute Stroke Severity

Rehab Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations Rehab Screening and Assessment Tools Table

Optional Learning Resources:

Review of the most commonly used tools by your team using Stroke Engine Stroke Engine

Suggested Evaluation Methods:

Create a table showing the tools most commonly used by your team. Include the tool’s name, the discipline who administers the tool and the implication of the results in your organization.

Learning Objective:

1.5 Describe the importance of applying stroke best practices & Quality Based Procedures (QBP)

Suggested Evaluation Methods:

Provide a written example of the application of stroke best practices when caring for a stroke survivor.