VST Education

Acute stroke management and Thrombolysis

Key messages and strategy tips from a Stroke Nurse Practitioner, presented by Bronwyn Coulton, Austin Health. This webinar was held on 29 September 2016 as part of the VST Program. Runtime: 55 minutes

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).

Modified Rankin scale (mRS)

The mRS is used to measure the degree of disability in patients who have had a stroke.

InformMe: Australia

InformMe is a dedicated resource for health professionals to improve the treatment of stroke care.

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.

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.

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.