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Working with the Stroke Client

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed for Home Care Aides wanting to increase their understanding of stroke event and gain insight into the needs of the client who has had a stroke. Topics will include brief review of the brain and its functions, etiology of stroke, physical and emotional needs following stroke, identifying potential problems of the client with stroke and reporting procedures, and rehabilitation needs of the client following stroke.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Function of the brain
  • Etiology of stroke
  • Physical needs following stroke
  • Emotional needs following stroke
  • Importance of rehabilitation

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • Discuss the general areas of the brain and their function
  • Identify two etiologies of stroke
  • Identify two areas of disability that may occur following stroke
  • Discuss physical and emotional needs of the client following stroke
  • Discuss the role of the HCA in the care of the client who has had a stroke

METHODS OF INSTRUCTION:

  • Handout reading and review
  • Lecture and class discussion
  • Audio-visual presentations
  • Group activities, interaction and discussion

EVALUATION AND GRADING STANDARDS:

This is a non-graded course. To get the most out of your course, we suggest you:

  • Read class handouts
  • Participate in class activities
  • Practice techniques /skills learned in class with the client you are currently providing care
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