Resources

VST Education


The role of CT Angiography in the diagnosis and management of acute stroke
This presentation by Dr Bruce Campbell (Consultant Neurologist and Head of Hyperacute Stroke at Royal Melbourne Hospital) discusses the role of CT angiography in the diagnosis and management of acute stroke. It was delivered on 4 August 2015 as part of the VST program. Runtime: 68 minutes

Other Stroke Education


National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS)
A free online training program for healthcare professional to learn how to administer the NIH Stroke Scale for acute stroke assessment using training videos developed by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
https://secure.trainingcampus.net/uas/modules/trees/windex.aspx?rx=nihss-english.trainingcampus.net

Modified Rankin scale (mRS)
The mRS is used to measure the degree of disability in patients who have had a stroke.
http://www.rankinscale.org/

eStroke: Australia
Managed by the National Stroke Foundation, eStroke offers free, evidence-based eLearning.
http://www.estroke.com.au

Acute Stroke Nurses Education Network (ASNEN)
ASNEN’s vision is to facilitate the delivery of evidence-based acute stroke care by encouraging stroke specific education and providing networking opportunities for Australian acute stroke nurses to improve patient outcomes.
http://www.asnen.org/education

Clinical Guidelines and Audit


Clinical guidelines for stroke prevention and management (2010) The National Stroke Foundation developed the Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2010 to provide a series of evidence-based recommendations for the management of stroke.
http://strokefoundation.com.au/health-professionals/tools-and-resources/clinical-guidelines-for-stroke-prevention-and-management

Acute audit
The National Audit Reports provide an overview of the quality of acute care in Australia using data from the Organisational Survey and Acute Services Clinical Audit.
http://strokefoundation.com.au/health-professionals/clinical-guidelines/acute-audit/