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Unit 368 Understand stroke care management

This unit is one of the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

  1. 1 Understand how to support individuals to manage stroke according to legislation, policy and guidance
    1. 1.1 Describe current policy and guidance related to supporting individuals with stroke
    2. 1.2 Describe current best practice in initial care of individuals who have had a stroke
    3. 1.3 Explain how an individual could be encouraged to review their lifestyle and promote their own health and well-being following a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
    4. 1.4 Describe the potential implications of mental capacity for an individual following a stroke
  2. 2 Understand possible physiological changes that may affect an individual following a stroke
    1. 2.1 Describe the changes in the brain of an individual affected by a stroke
    2. 2.2 Describe the potential physical effects of stroke on an individual
    3. 2.3 Describe the possible effects of stroke on sensory ability
    4. 2.4 Analyse the fluctuating nature of effects of stroke on an individual
  3. 3 Understand the associated complications for an individual with stroke
    1. 3.1 Explain the psychological and emotional effects on the individual with stroke
    2. 3.2 Describe the cognitive needs of the individual with stroke
    3. 3.3 Describe the health needs that may be associated with stroke
  4. 4 Understand the importance of adopting a person centred approach in stroke care management
    1. 4.1 Explain how person centred values must influence all aspects of stroke care management
    2. 4.2 Explain the importance of working in partnership with others to support care management
    3. 4.3 Describe the importance of working in ways that promote active participation in stroke care management
  5. 5 Understand specific communication factors affecting individuals following a stroke
    1. 5.1 Explain the effects of stroke on the brain in relation to the ability to communicate
    2. 5.2 Describe a range of common communication methods and aids to support individuals affected by a stroke
    3. 5.3 Explain methods of facilitating communication using supported conversation techniques
    4. 5.4 Describe types of pre-existing illnesses or disabilities that may need to be considered when assessing an individual’s communication ability
    5. 5.5 Describe the effects on the individual of experiencing communication difficulties
    6. 5.6 Identify additional agencies and resources which may provide support with communication
  6. 6 Understand the impact of the effects of stroke on daily living
    1. 6.1 Describe the implication of stroke on lifestyle
    2. 6.2 Explain the use of daily activities to promote recovery and independence
    3. 6.3 Explain the impact a stroke may have on swallowing and nutrition
    4. 6.4 Explain the importance of repetition to promote recovery
    5. 6.5 Identify the effects of fatigue in stroke rehabilitation

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