Presentation: Improving Post-Stroke Management

The Greater Manchester Stroke Assessment Tool (GM-SAT) is an evidence-based assessment tool that has been designed specifically for the six month post-stroke review. This presentation, ‘improving post-stroke management’ was presented by Katy Rothwell and Chris Larkin at the HSRN conference in June 2012.

GM-SAT encompasses a wide range of potential post-stroke care needs, from medication management and secondary prevention, through to mood and fatigue.

Together with its supporting materials, it provides everything needed to undertake a six month review, from the questions to ask within the review and algorithms to guide care, through to documentation for recording and communicating review outcomes to other professionals involved in an individual’s care.

An Easy Access (aphasia-friendly) version of GM-SAT has also been developed which can be used to review the needs of people who have aphasia after their stroke. Developed in collaboration with Speakeasy, a communication support charity based in Greater Manchester, it provides a whole host of resources that can be used to support a conversation with someone who has difficulty communicating.