Rehabilitation – Stroke

Target Audience:
PM&R/Rehabilitation, neurologists, primary care physicians, nursing and allied health professions

Type of Education Activity:
  • Offsite observership at Sheba: individual
  • Offsite training course at Sheba: multiple participants
  • Onsite “visiting experts” from Sheba at the hosting site
  • Digital training course: multiple participants

Level: Basic – Advanced

Number of participants:
  • Offsite observership at Sheba: 1-2
  • Offsite training course at Sheba: 10-15
  • Onsite “visiting experts” from Sheba at the hosting site: 3-4
  • Digital training course: 30-40

Duration:
  • Offsite observership at Sheba: 1-3 months
  • Offsite training course at Sheba: 1 week (5 working days – 35 academic hours)*
  • Onsite “visiting experts” from Sheba at the hosting site: 1 week (5 working days)
  • Digital training course: 6 weekly sessions of 4 academic hours each (24 academic hours in total)*
    • *One academic hour comprises a 45-minute lecture

Objectives:

  • Enhance competencies in the rehabilitation and management of brain stroke
  • Enhance competencies in diagnosing the main impairments, activities, participation barriers, and limitations in acute/chronic stroke
  • Enhance competencies in building and leading stroke rehabilitation programs
  • Enhance competencies in “hands-on” rehabilitation techniques
  • Enhance competencies in the use of low and high-level technologies to improve body functions, activities, and participation of people suffering from a stroke
  • Review the comprehensive multidisciplinary management of stroke
  • Manage complex cases of stroke
  • Determine appropriate pharmacological therapy for secondary stroke prevention

Main topics

  • Main types of stroke
  • Demographics and models of acute care
  • Rehabilitation models: inpatient, outpatient and community based, home and tele-rehabilitation
  • The scientific bases of brain rehabilitation:
    • o Brain plasticity & principles of neuroplasticity
      o Ways to enhance plasticity – priming the brain
  • The international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF) in the context of stroke:
    • o Main impairments in body function and structure – evaluation and management

        -Muscle weakness
        -Spasticity
        -Pain: neuropathic and musculoskeletal
        -Aphasia and dysarthria
        -Neglect and vision impairment
        -Cognition & apraxia

      o Activity and participation barriers and limitation

        -Mobility, ADL (basic and instrumental), employment and community
        -Evaluation and management

      o Environment

        -Assistive and adaptive technologies: Virtual reality, robotics & more
        -Housing and community environment

      o Long-term stroke rehabilitation
      o Research and stroke rehabilitation

Training Methodology:

(dependent on the chosen activity)

  • Inpatient ward rounds
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Frontal lectures
  • Clinical case discussions
* The course structure serves as a guideline and can be modified and tailored according to the needs and objectives of each client.

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