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End: Thu 22 Oct 2020
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Non-member Price: $40.00 Add to Cart
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Online Resource: Recorded Webinar

Length: 1 hour

Original recording: December 2017

Access: Please note that once you have registered and paid for the course, you will be emailed information on how to set up your online learning account and how to access the course. Access is given for a period of 4 weeks. Please note, extensions will incur a fee. (Please refer to the 'Webinar Platform' section for more information).

Dates Available for Purchase: Up to 22 October 2019. 


Webinar Overview:

This 1-hr webinar will help occupational therapists understand how the 2017 Australian stroke guidelines were developed, how research was identified and appraised, how recommendations were made, and implications for practice. Content will be relevant to hospital-based therapists, those working in outpatient or day therapy services, community and residential settings. Of the eight chapters, most time will be spent reviewing the rehabilitation chapter, managing complications chapter, and the community participation and long-term care chapter.

The webinar will demonstrate how to download PDF copies of each chapter, and conclude with suggestions for evaluating practice against the guideline recommendations.

Course Outline:

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

1) Download PDF copies of the guideline chapters from the InformMe website

2) Understand the GRADE rating system for appraising research studies

3) Understand the difference between strong, weak and consensus-based recommendations

4) View and interpret the research evidence and rationale associated with topics

5) Plan how to audit practice against the guideline recommendations


How will this webinar enable participants to work occupationally with clients/patients?

Some of the guidelines that will be discussed, focus on engaging stroke survivors in activity and participation.


Annie McCluskey is an occupational therapist, educator, health services researcher and implementation scientist. She is an honorary academic at the University of Sydney and James Cook University, and member of The Stroke Collaboration, which delivers evidence-based stroke rehabilitation workshops. Between 2015 and 2017, Annie led the Occupational Therapy Working Party which appraised research and wrote several of the 2017 stroke guideline recommendations.


OTA Member: FREE

Non-member: $40

Webinar Platform:

This resource is run through our external learning platform - Course Genius. All registrants will receive two emails containing information on how to set up their online course account and a second, notifying them of when a course has been allocated to them. Please be sure to check all email folders including junk and clutter. 

CPD Hours:
By attending this CPD event, members will be able to claim 1 hour towards their CPD requirements.
As this is a webinar series, it is the responsibility of the individual to upload this CPD activity into your PD tracker.

Certificates will be available once you have completed the course (including the feedback section) through the Course Genius


All information is correct at the time of publication. OTA reserves the right to alter or delete items from the CPD calendar as circumstances dictate, and takes no responsibility for any errors, omissions and changes.

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