Over the course of three years, we will hold 22 interactive online learning sessions. Each session will draw on a range of expert speakers and have clearly defined learning objectives in alignment with the Stroke-specific Education Framework (SSEF). We intend to seek accreditation for these sessions, so that attendees can earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.
The sessions will run from November 2022 and then at regular intervals until May 2025.
Our first learning series in which we asked attendees to input on what they would like the learning series to cover, including our initial East of England Stroke Forum plans.
Speaker: Dr Kayvan Khadjooi, Consultant in Stroke Medicine
This session covers the epidemiology of stroke, how to diagnose a stroke and the different classification of strokes.
Please note: only those who registered or attended this event have access to this recording.
Sara Betsworth, stroke delivery lead for the Stroke Association in the East of England
Gemma Smith, Stroke Association support coordinator
This session explores the skills and abilities that the Stroke Specific Education Framework requires of your role when communicating with and providing information to people affected by stroke.
Dr Anwar, consultant in rehabilitation medicine
Dr Udensi, consultant in neuro-rehabilitation
Rehabilitation services within the United Kingdom are divided into various levels to provide complex rehabilitation to patients with complex and challenging rehabilitation needs.
This session provides an overview of the rehabilitation services and describes the complexity for the suitable patients for these services.
Speaker: Dr David Collas
Dr David Collas – After training at UCL/UCH and working in cardiology and geriatrics I specialised in stroke at Watford and started: Prevention Clinics 1999, a one stop same day service; Acute Stroke Unit 2004; thrombolysis in 2006; thrombectomy 2017 via tertiary referral; rehabilitation. We pioneered perfusion scanning; piloted East of England telemedicine network 2009 providing expert cover 24/7; recruited actively to over 20 clinical trials; presented research internationally with 666 citations on ResearchGate, h-index 12 on Google Scholar; throughout been active in teaching – NHS staff (all disciplines), lay public and MSc students at University of Hertfordshire
Stroke symptoms can sometimes be due to other health conditions that affect the brain or body, these are known as stroke mimics. Around 20% of individuals experiencing stroke symptoms are not having a stroke. In this learning session Dr David Collas will cover the definitions of stroke mimics and the importance of accurate diagnosis, illustrated by case studies of the more common mimics. Dr Collas will discuss what to look out for and how to investigate and confirm a stroke mimic, as well as the background understanding of these conditions which mimic stroke and how to respond (treat and refer). The session will also cover the risks of misdiagnosis, including delays to appropriate treatment or inappropriate administration/withholding of thrombolysis.
– Awareness: what is a mimic, how do I recognise one?
– Assessment: what do I do to confirm diagnosis
– Action: what do I do once diagnosis confirmed
– Risks: of misdiagnosis and of mistreatment
To be kept up-to date on the interactive learning sessions, the regional conferences or to request access to the online repository, please register your interest below. If you would like to hear more about this project, or would like to get involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also find out about our wider work in improving the detection and management of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
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