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STAT (Stroke and TIA Assessment Training) Fife

This single study day provides a mix of classroom based teaching and interactive scenarios. It is designed to improve the recognition and management of acute stroke and TIA, including thrombolysis and its complications.

STAT was developed in Northumbria and introduced to NHS Fife in September 2013.

Target audience

Registered nurses or junior medical staff working in A&E, emergency receiving or stroke units involved in the assessment of patients with a new stroke or TIA.

Aims & outcomes

Course Aims:

  • To improve the recognition and management of acute stroke and TIA, including thrombolysis and its complications.

By the end of the study day, participants will have:

  • Increased knowledge skills and confidence in acute stroke care.
  • Participated in simulated interactive scenarios to demonstrate practical skills in assessing and treating someone with an acute stroke.

Course Outline

  • Early recognition, assessment and management of acute stroke
  • FAST / ROSIER screening tools
  • NIHSS
  • TIA assessment and risk stratification

Course dates and booking

For current dates and booking details please see Related Documents.

Further information

For more information on STAT, please click on the following link STAT (Stroke and TIA Assessment Training throughout Scotland) or contact:

Joanne Graham
Stroke Education Facilitator for NHS Fife
Admin Block
Lynebank Hospital
Halbeath Road
Dunfermline
KY11 4UW

Tel:  01383 565379
Email:  joanne.graham@nhs.net

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