Assessment for Rehabilitation Pathway and Decision-Making Tool
The ASC has determined as one its priorities that “every person who has a stroke will be assessed for their rehabilitation needs”.
The ASC Rehabilitation Working Group (a national multi-disciplinary group set up in 2009) developed the ASC Assessment for Rehabilitation Manual and Decision-Making Tool with input from the South Australian (SA) Stroke Network Rehabilitation Working Group.
The following process was used to develop the ASC Assessment for Rehabilitation Manual and Decision-Making Tool:
- Survey of stroke units across Australia and subsequent ASC Rehabilitation assessment survey report
- Rehabilitation systematic literature review
- Input from ASC and SA Rehabilitation working groups
- Pilot of the assessment tool across a number of sites
- Evaluation of the pilot
- Further development of the assessment tool and a supporting manual based on feedback from the pilot
Implementation has commenced and the goal is for every stroke unit to use the Assessment for Rehabilitation: Pathway and Decision-Making Tool. The implementation method will be tailored according to each site and the relevant discipline/s at that site.
All stroke units will be supplied with the ASC Assessment for Rehabilitation Manual and Decision-Making Tool and manual, access to a vodcast or podcast and a PowerPoint presentation.