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 ⇒ Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 4 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 669 Understand stroke care management

Unit 669 Understand stroke care management

This unit is one of the Level 4 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 Summarise current legislation, policy and guidance related to supporting individuals with stroke
    2. 1.2 Explain what current best practice is in the initial stages of stroke care management
    3. 1.3 Explain how an individual could be encouraged to review their lifestyle and promote their own health and well-being
    4. 1.4 Describe the potential implications of mental capacity for an individual following a stroke.
  2. 2. Understand specific communication factors affecting individuals following a stroke
    1. 2.1 Evaluate the effects of stroke on the brain in relation to the ability to communicate
    2. 2.2 Describe a range of common communication methods and aids to support individuals affected by a stroke
    3. 2.3 Analyse methods of facilitating communication using supported conversation techniques
    4. 2.4 Identify any pre-existing illnesses or disabilities that need to be taken into account when addressing communication
    5. 2.5 Describe the effects on the individual of experiencing communication difficulties
    6. 2.6 Identify additional agencies and resources to support with communication needs.
  3. 3. Understand changing physical needs of individuals affected by stroke
    1. 3.1 Describe the changes in the brain of an individual affected by a stroke
    2. 3.2 Describe the physical effects of stroke on an individual
    3. 3.3 Explain the impact a stroke may have on swallowing and nutrition
    4. 3.4 Describe the possible effects of stroke on sensory ability
    5. 3.5 Analyse the fluctuating nature of effects of stroke on an individual.
  4. 4. Understand the impact of the effects of stroke on daily living
    1. 4.1 Explain the use of daily activities to promote recovery and independence
    2. 4.2 Explain the importance of repetition to promote recovery
    3. 4.3 Identify the effects of fatigue in stroke rehabilitation
    4. 4.4 Describe the implication of stroke on lifestyle.
  5. 5. Understand the associated complications for an individual with stroke
    1. 5.1 Explain the psychological and emotional effects on the individual with stroke
    2. 5.2 Describe the cognitive needs of the individual with stroke
    3. 5.3 Describe the health needs that may be associated with stroke.
  6. 6. Understand the importance of adopting a person centered approach in stroke care management
    1. 6.1 Explain how person centered values must influence all aspects of stroke care management
    2. 6.2 Explain the importance of working in partnership with others to support care management
    3. 6.3 Describe the importance of working in ways that promote active participation in stroke care management.
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