Stroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers and a major contributor to long term disability. Stroke prevention is an area where pharmacists can play an important role in the community. This workshop will consist of a presentation by Rebecca Mansfield and aims at providing an overview of the pathophysiology and risk factors of stroke, as well as discussing the role the pharmacist can play in stroke management and prevention. Additionally, this workshop will look at the pharmacists role in raising consumer awareness of the different aspects of stroke and guidelines for secondary stroke prevention. We review the pathophysiology of stroke and discuss prevention and modifiable risk factors that form the basis for public health education. The workshop comprises a presentation and group discussions which will focus on communication and optimising therapeutic options.
- Discuss the aetiology, pathophysiology and symptomatology of stroke
- Recognise the common modifiable risk factors for stroke
- Describe the guidelines for the secondary prevention of stroke
- Explain the importance of consumer awareness of the different aspects of stroke
- Discuss the pharmacist’s role in educating the public about stroke
- Assess an individual’s stroke risk using screening tools
- Discuss way to raise awareness in the community for stroke prevention and acute management.
Competency Standards Addressed by the Activity
1.1.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 2.1.3, 2.3.3, 6.1.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.3.1, 7.3.2
This workshop is proudly partnered by the Newcastle Hunter Valley Pharmacist Associated and Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.
NHVPA members – please contact the PSA office on 9431 1100 or email us to register.
This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Accreditation number: CN17055A
Please be aware that a minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. It is possible therefore that an event may not proceed if the minimum number is not achieved Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
Please note that cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the seminar are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.