CPD modules

An overview of communication, movement and perception difficulties after stroke

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2021
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

This learning module focuses on nursing strategies to address communication, movement and perception difficulties following stroke. Weakness or paralysis on one side, hemiparesis or hemiplegia, are discussed, as well as a range of less obvious but equally devastating impairments caused by brain damage.

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Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Joanna Dark, Speech and language therapy student, University College, London.
Ruth Sander, Independent consultant in care of the older person.


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