BeAWARE of the warning signs of heart attack and stroke

BeAWARE of the warning signs of heart attack and stroke

A reminder to all practices about this excellent, free, education opportunity. The BeAWARE Program supports non-clinical staff to promptly identify patients with warning signs of heart attack or stroke.

Non-clinical staff, such as reception staff, are considered the 'eyes' and 'ears' of any practice and are nearly always the first point-of-call for patients entering the practice system. Therefore, it is vital non-clinical staff are able to appropriately identify and manage patients presenting with suspected time-critical emergencies such as heart attack or stroke.

'BeAWARE of warning signs of heart attack and stroke' is a support package for general practice developed by the Heart Foundation and National Stroke Foundation. 'BeAWARE' provides education for non-clinical staff to promptly identify patients entering the practice system (by phone or in person) with suspected warning signs of heart attack or stroke, and manage them accordingly.

What are the benefits to your practice?
Enhance patient safety
Demonstrate adherence to accreditation standards
Reduce medico-legal risk

Once you have completed the 'BeAWARE' module you can order the following resources:
Warning signs desktop tent card for the reception area
Warning signs poster for the patient waiting area

For more information about the 'BeAWARE' package, refer to the attachment on the right hand column of this page. A summary of the package can be found here.

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