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Dysphagia in acute strokes

14 April 1999

Nursing Standard

Continuing professional development dysphagia in acute stokes

Stroke: holistic care and management

28 April 2004

Nursing Standard


Stroke can have a devastating effect on a patient’s life and that of his or her family. This article discusses the causes and effects of stroke and outlines the role...

Stroke care: a nursing perspective

13 February 2008

Nursing Standard


Nurses play a significant role in the care of patients who have had a stroke, whether in the acute stages or longer term. This article summarises the signs and...

Taking stroke care to a new level

01 May 2009

Nursing Older People


A new report from the Stroke Association shows how nurses, doctors, paramedics and other members of the multidisciplinary team have worked together at a local level...

An overview of transient ischaemic attack

02 January 2007

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

This article provides an overview of transient ischaemic attack (TIA). It discusses the clinical presentation of TIA, its significance as a marker of vascular risk,...

Exploring nurses’ perspectives of stroke care

01 December 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

In recent years stroke has been recognised as a national clinical, research and policy priority. Stroke nurses and stroke nursing are important contributors, but...

Promoting stroke-specific education

30 May 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Stroke is the most common cause of adult neurological disability in the UK. This article describes the reasons for the establishment of the UK Forum for Stroke...

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...

Raise awareness of stroke symptoms

08 November 2006

Nursing Standard

General article

While many members of the public recognise that chest pain needs urgent attention, few people know much about stroke. Yet early treatment of stroke can reduce...

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...