Prevention and treatment of acute ischaemic stroke
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Prevention and treatment of acute ischaemic stroke

Ruth Sander , Independent consultant in care of the older person

When someone has a stroke it can cause death or severe disability. However, advances in treatment have changed the way professionals need to respond. Nurses must recognise the signs of stroke and understand why prompt action can save more of the brain. They also need to recognise and respond appropriately to transient ischaemic attacks, which can warn of impending stroke, and to support people in reducing their individual risk.


Nursing Older People. 25, 8,34-38. doi: 10.7748/nop2013.

Received: 08 January 2013

Accepted: 26 June 2013

Published in print: 01 October 2013

Conflict Of Interest

None declared

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review