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STAT (Stroke & TIA Assessment Training)

stat1About STAT

STAT was developed by the Stroke Team in NHS Northumbria and has been successfully piloted in NHS Lanarkshire, in partnership with Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, for 2 years.

The National Advisory Committee funded a three year project, facilitated by CHSS, to support roll out of STAT in Scotland. NHS Boards now have responsibility for supporting STAT. STAT is a measurable component of the Stroke Education Framework in Scotland.


What is STAT?

STAT is a one day training event designed to support the recognition and initial management of patients with acute stroke and TIA.

Classroom based teaching is supported by interactive scenarios which integrate high-tech simulation (using the SimMan), video material of stroke patients and assessment via V/C.

This method of stroke training and education will support an interactive component and will encourage autonomy whilst increasing staff confidence.


stat_trainingTarget audience

This training is aimed at and has been developed for A&E, HDU and stroke unit nursing staff and will be delivered by locally trained health professionals.

Part of the project will involve training the trainers who will eventually facilitate this training within their own NHS Board. CHSS will be responsible for organising and facilitating the 'Train the Trainers' educational sessions and will initially support NHS Boards to facilitate STAT training in their areas.


Evaluation from NHS Lanarkshire and the national project has been extremely positive and participants have found STAT an interesting and innovative way to support their learning.

'I was really surprised that I learned so much and it was great fun too!' STAT Participant NHS Lanarkshire 2012.

For further information contact:

Lynn Reid
Head of Education Programmes
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland
Rosebery House
9 Haymarket Terrace
EH12 5EZ

Tel:0131 225 6963