CPD1h 5m of CPD
Total Rating(s)15
First Published
Updated30 January 2018
Expires 29 November 2018

Course Overview

This Course addresses the issues for effective rehabilitation that should include a coordinated interdisciplinary team approach that also involves the patient families and carers.

Topics include:

  • The effects of a stroke (short and long term)
  • Factors affecting discharge from hospital to home, rehabilitation, or to an aged care facility
  • Discharge planning

Target audience

All healthcare professionals working in acute hospitals, specialised rehabilitation units and in the community.


To develop an understanding of the essential role rehabilitation has in the management of stroke and how rehabilitation can be delivered in a variety of settings including acute hospitals, specialised rehabilitation units, and in the community.


Rehabilitation after stroke is vital for the continuum of care and should commence within days of stroke onset. Effective rehabilitation should include a coordinated multidisciplinary team approach that also involves the patient families and carers.

Health professionals in Australia that are registered with AHPRA are required to obtain continuing professional development (CPD) hours/points each year that relates to their context of practice, in order to comply with mandatory regulatory requirements.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify the possible long-term effects of a stroke on the individual and their family
  • Describe the factors that determine discharge destinations
  • Describe how a nurse can educate a patient and their family about their discharge following a stroke

The presenter and all members of the planning team have disclosed that they have no relevant financial commercial relationships to products or devices related to the content of this educational activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medication have been used. Courses include expert peer reviews of the content where applicable.

  • Video Recording Completed: 24/03/2015
  • Video Recording Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Course First Published: 31/01/2018
  • Course Reviewed: N/A
  • Course Republished: N/A
  • Course Expiry Date: 25/09/2018
  • Corrections / changes made: N/A

This CPD/CNE activity will expire on 25/09/2018 after which CPD/CNE hours will not be valid.


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Kathryn O'Toole

Kathryn O'Toole is the Director of the Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation Service (CPRsa) her private practice which she commenced in January 2014 after a long career in the public hospital system. Kath’s CPRsa service is committed to providing comprehensive cardiovascular risk factor identification and management strategies to assist patients diagnosed with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and those at risk of CVD. Kath is also very proactive in bridging the transition from acute illness to cardiovascular health and wellness. Kathryn is a strong patient advocate and her service coordinates optimal and individualised care for her cardiac patients from admission through to the rehabilitation process and enables her to empower her clients with the appropriate knowledge and management plans to assist them with managing their cardiovascular disease in the community. Kath is regularly invited to participate as a speaker in many aspects of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation including the role of nurses in the management of those with Acute Coronary Syndrome. Kath is passionate about the role nursing has in the best practice management of cardiac conditions and has contributed to public health initiatives by participating is various working parties within the State-wide Cardiology Clinical Networks. See Educator Profile

CPD1h 5m of CPD
Total Rating(s)15
First Published
Updated30 January 2018
Expires 29 November 2018
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Learner Reviews

15 Total Rating(s)
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Kalo Liga
13 Oct 2018

Well presented and easily understood

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Avelina Go Chow
16 Jul 2018

Great VLA for all nurses and health allied team

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Shiji Thomas
27 Jun 2018

Very good resource

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karen nolan
30 May 2018

Informative video and easy to understand

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Jacqueline Curran
28 May 2018

I recommend this for health professionals managing clients who have had a stroke

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jane prezma
26 May 2018

An excellent resource for this subject, with much useful information for the optimal care for these patients.

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yi jun chen
26 May 2018

very good

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Sukhvinder Singh Birdi
18 May 2018

very nice and informative presentation.

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18 May 2018

good resource

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Joungsim BAE
04 May 2018