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Thrombolysis for patients with acute ischaemic stroke

21 October 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Stroke is the leading cause of physical disability, and thrombolysis is a promising treatment for acute ischaemic stroke. Alteplase has significant benefits for...

Identifying and differentiating stroke and stroke mimics

18 February 2019

Nursing Standard


Stroke mimics are common differential diagnoses of stroke. This article describes common stroke mimics and their presentations. It provides nurses with an overview...

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

24 December 2020

Nursing Standard


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...

A thrombolysis pathway for patients following acute ischaemic stroke

04 April 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Thrombolysis is a promising treatment for patients with acute ischaemic stroke. However, a major barrier to treatment is that it needs to be administered within 4.5...