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Using the mnemonic ‘brain attack’ in the management of acute stroke

14 October 2009

Nursing Standard


In the acute phase of stroke, the brain is particularly vulnerable to complications, which may reduce the potential for neuronal recovery and the success of...

End of life care for patients following acute stroke

07 March 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

End of life care is an important aspect of acute stroke nursing because stroke mortality rates remain high, despite advances in care. There is a national drive to...

Acute stroke research: challenges and opportunities for nurses

10 April 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Clinical research in the early acute phase of stroke is inherently complex, but is crucial to improve diagnosis, treatment and care of patients. This article...

Blood glucose monitoring and management in acute stroke care

08 January 2014

Nursing Standard


Diabetes mellitus is a major risk factor for stroke. Concerns have been raised that adults with acute stroke, irrespective of whether or not they have a history of...