Interdisciplinary team working in Stroke - an update

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Mercer's Institute for Successful Ageing

St James's Hospital

James Street, Dublin 8


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The Hyper Acute Stroke Unit (HASU) in St James's Hospital is an inpatient unit that treats and manages patients post acute stroke. The HASU has a nursing team including a Clinical Nurse Manager & a Stroke Clinical Nurse Specialist and the unit also has an Occupational Therapist, a Speech & Language Therapist, a Physiotherapist and a Stroke Medical team.

Mercer's Institute for Successful Ageing proudly presents an information session for the multidisciplinary team who work with people who have had a stroke.

This event aims to:

  • Enable a multidisciplinary clinical audience to develop their knowledge and understanding of the management of acute stroke

  • Provide an update on local and national stroke developments including the National stroke register and programme

The learning objectives for the event are to:

  • Bring professionals from the hospital and the community setting together to create a space to share experiences and consider models which support best practice principles for Stroke services.

  • Gain information about the clinical pathways on the Hyper Acute Stroke Unit in SJH

  • Hear updates on the National Stroke Programme and National Stroke Register

  • Learn about supports provided for stroke survivors by the Irish Heart Foundation

  • Understand the role of inter-disciplinary working in stroke

  • Receive clinical updates from the inter-disciplinary team on their current role and emerging evidence-base on the clinical role

  • Learn about the clinical role of each member of the interdisciplinary team in assessing and treating a person who has had a stroke.

    This event will be held in the 1st floor seminar rooms, Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA), St James's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.

    This event is free to:

    Registered Nurses

    Occupational therapists


    Social workers

    Speech and Language Therapists


    all other Allied Health Professionals.

    Light refreshments will be provided.

    Event times:

    8th February 2019 09.30 to 13.00 Registration from 9.00am

    Download programme here


    What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

    Travelling from within Ireland

    St James’s Hospital is easily accessed by using the 40, 13 and 123 Dublin Bus Service

    The Luas Red Line ‘James’ stop stops within the St James's Hospital grounds. St James's Hospital is easily accessible from Heuston Train Station, Connolly Train Station and Busáras on the Red Line Luas. For more information please visit

    Limited public paid car parking is available on the hospital grounds

    How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

    Please contact Cora O'Connor, MISA Education and Training Coordinator by email: or Telephone +353 1 428 4224

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