Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs)


05: Management of physical complications following stroke

Introduction

On completion of this module you should have a critical understanding of the common physical complications which can occur following stroke and how these may be prevented. Where complications have arisen you should understand the importance of early detection and appropriate management.

The answers to all the test questions are contained within the module. This information may be provided in the ‘Additional Information’ boxes on some of the pages.

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Introduction and Overview

  Module Authors Group Lead Mark Smith, Consultant Physiotherapist in Stroke, NHS Lothian Group Members Charlie Chung, Clinical Specialist Occupational...

Case 1: Mr McTavish

Mr McTavish is 54 years old. He had a right total anterior circulation infarct (TACI) whilst on a golfing holiday...

Case 2: Mrs McGinty

Mrs McGinty is an 84-year old woman who lives alone in her own home. She has a daughter who lives...

Conclusion

On completion of this module you should now have a critical understanding of the common physical complications which can occur...

Module test

This is the module test for ‘Management of physical complications following stroke’. It is strongly recommended that you work though...

Page last reviewed: 17 Feb 2020