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.s46Correspondence
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Received: 27 April 2015
Accepted: 04 June 2015
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