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Grampian Stroke Training

Nurse shows students how to position a stroke patient

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In 2005 Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS), in partnership with NHS Grampian, identified the need for specialist training for nurses and other health professionals working with stroke patients and their families.

With the appointment of a stroke training coordinator, NHS Grampian has been successfully providing education, training courses and study days throughout the region.

The courses have been designed as:

  • Current Care in Stroke Part 1
  • Single Stroke Study Days
  • Study Days for Social Service and Care Home Staff
  • Nursing and Therapy Assistants Practical Days

For Current courses and dates see Related Documents.

Each course and study day stands alone, the content having been chosen to address the knowledge and skills required at their particular level. On completion a personal action plan is drawn up to identify further learning needs, which are discussed with the line manager.

The courses and study days aim to:

    • Be relevant to the workplace
    • Reflect practice
    • Empower and enable
    • Challenge, but support and be non judgemental
    • Build confidence

Specifically designed study days can be set up in order to address the needs of the particular staff groups.

Team of trainers

The Stroke Training Coordinator with a team of trainers, from the Flexible Therapy Stroke Team, deliver the different aspects of the courses.

How do I apply for the courses?

Go to our Booking Form And Details page for the stroke course to suit you or contact:

Desmond Chrystal Stroke Training CoordinatorDesmond Chrystal
Stroke Office
Rm 7, 1st Floor
Westholme
Woodend Hospital
Eday Road
Aberdeen
AB15 6LS

Telephone: 01224 556150 and 07918 723784
Email:Desmond Chrystal

Des joined CHSS in 2009 as the Stroke Training Coordinator for NHS Grampian. He is a nurse and worked in various posts in Aberdeen Hospitals. Des qualified as a Clinical Teacher and Nurse Teacher. He latterly worked as a Lecturer in Nurse Education at Robert Gordonís University in Aberdeen, before joining CHSS.


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