Posterior stroke can be difficult to spot, but nurses can use the BEFAST acronym to save lives
About 20% of ischaemic strokes in the UK affect the posterior circulation, however it can be more difficult to recognise compared to other stroke types and if not identified, a delayed or misdiagnosis could result in preventable death or disability (Merwick and Werring 2014).
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