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Conference Workshops

Post Stroke Vertigo Workshop

Session: Concurrent Session 1, Stream 1
Date:
Thursday, 10 August 2017
Time:
11:30am - 12:30pm
Location: 
Waianbah Room

Understanding the dizzy stroke patient. Assessment options and treatment strategies for the health professional

Presenter: Katrina Williams, Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist FACP as awarded by Australian College of Physiotherapy 2008, APA-M Branch President QLD, BPhty, MAppSc, GCertHEd

Outline:
‘Dizziness and imbalance’ are often reported by people who have suffered a stroke. There are a number of reasons for ‘dizziness and imbalance’ in the stroke patient, with various treatments available that may improve dizziness and a patients ability to move and engage in their life.

A review of the common prime stroke variants known to cause dizziness will be undertaken and further exploration around the ‘other’ unusual reasons for dizziness and imbalance will be explored. The role of various health professionals in the recognition, assessment and treatment of these functional concerns will be outlined with a practical sessions undertaken in  some basic assessment and treatment strategies that can be implemented to guide the clinicians management.

 

Let's TOAST! Workshop

Session: Concurrent Session 2, Stream 1
Date:
Thursday, 10 August 2017
Time:
1:15pm - 2:45pm
Location: 
Waianbah Room

Let's TOAST!  Classification of Pathogenic Mechanism for Acute Ischemic Stroke

Presenters: Anne Alexandrov & Skye Coote

Outline:
Determination of pathogenic mechanism supports accurate selection of treatments and appropriate selection of secondary prevention.  This session will explore the diagnostic workup supporting TOAST classification, enabling interdisciplinary stroke practitioners to oversee methods for evidence-based stroke prevention and management. Note: This session will be jointly presented by Dr. Alexandrov and Ms. Coote. 

Objectives:

  • Describe the 5 different TOAST classifications for acute ischemic stroke: a) large artery atheroma; b) cardioembolism; c) small vessel/lacunar; d) stroke of unusual cause; and e) cryptogenic.
  • Discuss the appropriate diagnostic workup supporting determination of each TOAST class.
  • Reflect on the adequacy and accuracy of stroke pathogenic mechanism determination in your patients

 

Research into Practice Workshop

Session: Concurrent Session 2, Stream 2
Date:
Thursday, 10 August 2017
Time:
1:15pm - 2:45pm
Location:
Verandah Room

Implementation of best practice/research in the workplace

Presenter: Elizabeth Lynch

Outline:
This interactive workshop will guide clinicians providing care to people with stroke through the processes of planning and introducing best practice or evidence-based initiatives into the workplace and evaluating implementation success. The workshop will focus on how and why facilitation can be used to guide the implementation process. Through the process of facilitation, teams of healthcare professionals can be encouraged to work together to achieve improvements in healthcare delivery relevant to their own setting. Participants will be provided with tools and instructed in their use to assist in planning, implementing and evaluating the change management process. 

Any participants with ideas or initiatives that are in the planning or early implementation phase are invited to bring these ideas to the workshop, so the workshop can be used to actively plan or refine the implementation strategies for real implementation initiatives.

 

Continence Management Workshop

Session: Concurrent Session 3, Stream 1
Date:
Friday, 11 August 2017
Time:
11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: 
Waianbah Room

Continence management after stroke: enabling & implementing best practice care at a local level

Presenter: Sarah Kuhle

Outline:
This workshop will provide an overview of stroke specific continence issues & the practice elements required to facilitate ‘best practice’ in continence management. Issues including urinary & faecal incontinence, urinary retention, constipation & indwelling urinary catheter use will be covered.

As a group, we will discuss local barriers & enablers, with an aim to define practical management approaches suitable for implementation at interested participant’s sites.  Clinicians who have either improved their site’s continence care or wish to improve their site’s continence care are equally encouraged to contribute.

Topics discussed will be offered by participants, & may include: policies & procedures, education & clinician engagement methods, documentation & auditing, management &  funding support, research opportunities, workplace practices & staff responsibilities.

 

Acute Stroke Nurses Education Network Workshop

Session: Concurrent Session 4, Stream 1
Date:
Friday, 11 August 2017
Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: Waianbah Room

PRESENTATION 1

Acute Stroke Imaging Interpretation: Interactive case studies

Presenters: Brett Jones and Dr Andrew Wong

Outline:
This interactive session will present acute stroke clinical scenarios for consideration, followed by the patient’s CT images. Attendees will be encouraged to contribute to the discussion regarding stroke localization, CT interpretation and clinical diagnosis. This will present a learning opportunity for nurses wanting to have more confidence and familiarity with reading CT scans in acute stroke patients.

PRESENTATION 2

Career pathways for stroke nurses. A pathway to Nurse Practitioner and an Australian experience of NET SMART

Presenters: Meaghan Osborne and Skye Coote

Outline:
This session will explore the career development pathway for stroke nurse consultants wanting to become Nurse Practitioners. A practical approach to model development, meeting board requirements and starting a portfolio will be covered. Additionally, for nurses wanting further stroke education, the international stroke nursing course, NET SMART, will be discussed in relation to access, time frame and content from an Australian perspective.

 

Cognitive Strategy Workshop

Session: Concurrent Session 4, Stream 2
Date:
Friday, 11 August 2017
Time:
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Verandah Room

Improving cognitive strategy use: Prompts to assist better use of cognition during everyday activities

Presenter: Chris Chapparo

Outline:
The term "cognitive strategies" in its simplest form is the use of the mind (cognition) to solve a problem or complete a task. Cognitive strategy use implies the ability to use cognitive strategies in the ‘here and now’. It is the ability to choose and apply the ‘best’ strategy to fit a particular situation. There are many external strategies (e.g. memory aids) that can be used to assist cognitive strategy use however, this workshop will target how to prompt internal strategy use (thinking required for specific task performance).  This workshop will demonstrate ways in which staff, carers and families can best prompt internal cognitive strategy use to improve the thinking functions needed for everyday activities as they happen in context.  Using the Perceive, Recall, Plan and Perform (PRPP) System of Intervention (Chapparo & Ranka, 2016), examples of “Stop”, “Attend”, “Think” and “Do” prompts will be described and examples of how these can be applied during everyday performance of people who have had a stroke will be given. Evidence of the effectiveness of this strategic approach to improving functional performance will be briefly outlined.