Thrombolysis for patients with acute ischaemic stroke
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Thrombolysis for patients with acute ischaemic stroke

Elmer Javier Catangui Nurse specialist in stroke care, King Abdulaziz Medical City Nursing Services, Center of Nursing Education, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Stroke is the leading cause of physical disability, and thrombolysis is a promising treatment for acute ischaemic stroke. Alteplase has significant benefits for patients if it is administered within four and a half hours of stroke onset. This article uses a case study approach to explore a patient’s journey through admission, triage, eligibility and administration of alteplase therapy. It emphasises the post-monitoring role of the nurse.

Nursing Standard. 30, 8,40-44. doi: 10.7748/ns.30.8.40.s46

Correspondence

elmerjay143@yahoo.co

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Received: 27 April 2015

Accepted: 04 June 2015