Cardiovascular disease: stroke - GPhC

Course description:

This e-learning programme outlines the risk factors of stroke, pharmacological management of acute stroke and secondary prevention. It equips learners to provide a comprehensive service to stroke patients and to patients who may be at risk of stroke.

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:

  • define stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) and describe the different types of stroke
  • recognise the signs and symptoms of stroke and the importance of quick and appropriate action
  • list the risk factors for the different types of stroke
  • calculate the ten-year risk of developing a stroke
  • identify the best practice measures in acute stroke care and outline the basis of secondary prevention of stroke
  • describe the range of problems that stroke survivors may face.

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