We also provide grants for stroke research, and we collaborate with federal and state governments and other organisations to inform health policy, and to develop services and programs for stroke prevention, care and recovery.
Most of our programs can be found on our dedicated website for health professionals, InformMe.
Its resources include:
Our guidelines provide recommendations for best-practice stroke care, based on the latest research. They are:
- Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2017
- The Diagnosis and Acute Management of Childhood Stroke, Clinical Guideline 2017
- Guidelines for the Management of Absolute Cardiovascular Disease Risk 2012.
We are currently evolving our Clinical Guidelines into their next generation, in a three-year pilot project to build and evaluate the world's first Living guidelines for stroke management.
Also available are the National stroke services frameworks, which support the Clinical Guidelines by guiding service planning, monitoring and improvement of appropriate acute and rehabilitation stroke services.
The Stroke Foundation monitors and measures stroke care against the Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management through the National Stroke Audit program. The program alternates annually between the Acute services audit and the Rehabilitation services audit.
Audit data is collected using the Australian Stroke Data Tool (AuSDaT).
Professional development and quality improvement
Health professionals working in stroke care, including those currently studying, can register on InformMe to complete over two dozen professional development modules and track their learning.
Registered users can also access audit data for their site and develop quality improvement plans to lift their site’s performance. They can find resources and tools shared by other members, and ask questions of the InformMe community.
Join now at InformMe.org.au
InformMe also contains information previously found on the Stroke Foundation and eStroke websites.