Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs)

2: Signs and symptoms of stroke


This activity explores the knowledge and skills required to enable health and social care staff to recognise the early signs of stroke and be aware of the treatment options.

NB: Information within this module is being reviewed and updated.

Learning Points:

  • State the importance of early recognition and treatment of stroke
  • Suggest why an individual’s condition may deteriorate in the first few days following stroke
  • Describe the medical treatments which may be given within 4½ hours of stroke

This module is undergoing a full review & update: November 2020.

Page last reviewed: 19 Nov 2020