Education for stroke health professionals

Education stroke care health professionals: The National Stroke Foundation aims to support health professionals working in stroke by promoting a variety of professional development opportunities.

The educational activities you’ll find here are often the result of a collaborative partnership. The Foundation recognises the significant effort at local and state level to support ongoing training and development opportunities, and we will promote these opportunities as appropriate.

Insights into the Quality in Acute Stroke Care (QASC) trial

The QASC trial demonstrates that a nurse-led intervention to manage fever, sugar and swallowing (FeSS) in the first 72 hours post stroke can result in a significant improvement in health outcomes. This 4-part video series features interviews with members of the research team and one of the research sites, and is supported by Insights QASC reinforcing activity.

After viewing the video, we encourage you to download and complete the reinforcing activity and visit to learn more about the study and download supporting resources.

Motivational interviewing for difficult conversations (VIDEO)

A three part video series from a presentation on the use of motivational interviewing (MI) to improve stroke care by Dr Stan Steindl, November 2012. Communication skills can help health professionals better engage with patients, increase clinician and patient satisfaction with these encounters, and improve treatment outcomes.

Motivational interviewing for lifestyle change after stroke (VIDEO)

A live presentation on the spirit and methodology of motivational interviewing (MI) by Dr Stan Steindl, November 2011.
Download the lifestyle modification resources that support this workshop.

Non-clinical staff triage strategy

BeAWARE of the warning signs of heart attack and stroke is a practice triage strategy developed by the National Heart Foundation of Australia and the National Stroke Foundation.  BeAWARE is an online learning module to support non-clinical staff within general practice to promptly identify patients who call or attend with warning signs of heart attack and stroke.

Best Care Guide to Stroke Management in General Practice

A face-to-face educational activity designed to support the provision of best-practice care to patients with stroke. Accredited by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), it comprises four modules:
  • Transient ischaemic attack (TIA) and early assessment
  • Antiplatelet therapy for secondary stroke prevention
  • Preventing fatal and disabling stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation
  • Long-term recovery from stroke

Educational Resources


The National Stroke Foundation partners with the Victorian Stroke Clinical Network (VSCN) to provide educational opportunities for health professionals working in stroke care. Victorian Stroke Clinical Network education and resources

If you would like us to promote a stroke educational event, link to an online learning module or distribute a video or audio recording of a training event, please contact the stroke services team.

Post graduate courses for professional development

The Foundation recognises the specialist skills and knowledge needed to provide evidence based stroke care. One way of gaining professional development is to complete post-graduate training specific to stroke.  For current post-graduate training courses.

The National Stroke Foundation makes every effort to ensure that the education content listed here is current and correct, however, we accept no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any material contained on this site. NSF disclaims all liability in respect of anything, and of the consequences of anything, done or omitted to be done by any such person in reliance, whether wholly or partially, on any information presented on this page.