Nursing CPD Institute

Childhood Stroke Clinical Guideline

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 31 March 2021
This session explores the different types of stroke that may occur in children, known risk factors and the investigations that should be undertaken.

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“Gain an understanding of the different types of stroke that may occur in children”

Course Content

 ‘In children, stroke is among the top ten causes of death, is more common than brain tumours and is the leading cause of hemiplegic cerebral palsy in term-born infants. Like adults ‘time is brain’ for children who suffer a stroke. Affected children carry resulting disabilities for a lifetime, at great cost to families, health services and most importantly the child’s future’.

This session explores the recommendations contained in the 2017 clinical guidelines developed by the ‘Australian Childhood Stroke Advisory Committee (ACSAC) in response to the needs of professionals and families for a consistent approach to childhood stroke in Australia. It includes more than 60 recommendations to help emergency staff and paediatricians in diagnosing and managing children with stroke upon arrival to the hospital.’ 

Learning Outcomes

In this session, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the different types of stroke that may occur in children
  • Gain general knowledge regarding the  known risk factors for stroke in children
  • Receive information regarding the investigations that should be undertaken
  • Become familiar with core care strategies that should be implemented in the acute setting
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