Clinical tools

Clinical tools are practical resources that can help health professionals put current evidence into practice. These tools could include frameworks, pathways, protocols, care plans, case studies, checklists and business planning documents (job descriptions, business case templates, etc).

Health professionals are encouraged to search for relevant tools here.  If you cannot find what you are looking for, you can nominate ideas for a clinical tool that would benefit your practice. Alternatively, you can submit a resource that you feel would assist your stroke colleagues.

Lifestyle modification resources

The National Stroke Foundation created a range of educational resources to help support the delivery of best-practice lifestyle modification advice as outlined in the Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management.

Palliative care after stroke: A resource for clinicians and stroke services

The National Stroke Foundation is pleased to partner with the Victorian Department of Health Palliative Care unit and Melbourne Health to assist in making the “Stroke Palliative Approach Pathway” available to Stroke Clinicians. This resource was funded by the Australian Government, Department of Health and Ageing, under the National Palliative Care Program.

Electrical Stimulation

The Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2010 recommend that electrical stimulation be used for stroke survivors with reduced strength. Two NSW health professionals have produced an evidence-based guide for clinicians about the use of electrical stimulation to augment motor control, either to help activate very weak muscle or to increase endurance.

Using Electrical Stimulation: A guideline for allied health professionals