This year for National Stroke Week (2–8 September 2019) we’re highlighting some of the ways that we’re improving outcomes for stroke patients in Victoria.
After a stroke, individuals commonly experience changes in their mood, cognition and behaviour. For this reason, psychological care after stroke is just as important as physical rehabilitation.
We’ve partnered with Monash University and three regional health services to improve access to neuropsychological care for stroke patients in Victoria. The Teleneuropsychology in stroke rehabilitation scaling initiative will ensure more stroke survivors have access to the care they need to recover.
This initiative, which has now been running for three months, is support participating services to screen, identify and manage psychological and behavioural disturbances following stroke.
This year we’re also working with health services to improve access and timeliness of intravenous thrombolysis for eligible stroke patients. One of the ways we’re doing this is testing if clinical simulation training improves timely access to acute stroke treatment. Stay tuned for updates as this project progresses.