Role of the nurse in the hyperacute care and management of patients following stroke
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Role of the nurse in the hyperacute care and management of patients following stroke

Elmer Javier Catangui Director of Clinical Nursing, Medicine and Stroke Program, Nursing Services, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Why you should read this article:
  • To enhance your knowledge of what is involved in the hyperacute care and management of patients following stroke

  • To understand the nursing care that should be provided for patients who have experienced a stroke

  • To recognise the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach to stroke care

Stroke is a medical emergency that affects millions of people worldwide each year. The first 24-72 hours following a stroke is a critical stage in the patient’s management because deterioration can occur during this period. Hyperacute care is a time-sensitive method of managing stroke that has improved the provision of holistic and evidence-based stroke care. This article describes the care and management that patients require in the first 24-72 hours following stroke. It details the evidence-based practice that this involves, and explains the role of the nurse in providing hyperacute care.

Nursing Standard. doi: 10.7748/ns.2020.e11469

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Conflict of interest

None declared

Catangui EJ (2020) Role of the nurse in the hyperacute care and management of patients following stroke. Nursing Standard. doi: 10.7748/ns.2020.e11469

Published online: 24 December 2020

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