Resources

VST Education


VST Stroke Scholarship 2019 Program The Victorian Stroke Telemedicine (VST) service is offering two (2) scholarships to support nurses and allied health professionals working in acute/sub-acute stroke care at VST sites in regional Victoria. Each scholarship is valued at $1,500 towards the cost of registration and travel to attend either Smart Strokes 2019 or SSA 2019. For information including how to apply for a scholarship please contact us.

Applications close at 5.00pm on Tuesday 11 June 2019.

The VST Stroke Scholarship Program is made possible by the generous donations from the Barham Koondrook community in memory of Robert (Bob) Sheldrick.

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/

InformMe: Australia InformMe is a dedicated resource for health professionals to improve the treatment of stroke care. http://www.informme.org.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/