Communication Following CVA – Strategies for the Healthcare Provider


Course Description

Course Description:

Providing quality healthcare services can be difficult for any medical professional when their patient has suffered a stroke, due the resulting communication deficits.  Yet the healthcare provider needs to effectively communicate with their patients regarding critical areas such as pain levels, symptoms experienced, what to expect from upcoming procedures, directions for taking medications, positioning strategies and many other areas of importance.

The communication breakdowns resulting from stroke often leaves patients vulnerable to risks of poor clinical outcomes due to the inability for patients to express their symptoms, needs and requests. Yet therapeutic communication is essential for all healthcare professionals to improve the quality of life of their patients.  This course will provide an overview of the most common communication deficits that result from stroke and will offer strategies for the healthcare provider to best communicate with these patients.


Contact Hours: 1
Video Course Format: Video
Target Audience:
Instructional Level: Intermediate