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:

  1. Survey of stroke units across Australia and subsequent ASC Rehabilitation assessment survey report
  2. Rehabilitation systematic literature review
  3. Input from ASC and SA Rehabilitation working groups
  4. Pilot of the assessment tool across a number of sites
  5. Evaluation of the pilot
  6. 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.

 

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