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Acute stroke management in emergency departments

03 September 2009

Emergency Nurse


The introduction of thrombolysis and dedicated stroke units have greatly improved the management of people who have had a stroke. However, for the benefits of these...

Prevention and treatment of acute ischaemic stroke

01 October 2013

Nursing Older People


When someone has a stroke it can cause death or severe disability. However, advances in treatment have changed the way professionals need to respond. Nurses must...

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...

Treating ST-elevation myocardial infarction

10 June 2016

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Treatment of patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has moved from thrombolysis to primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) over the...

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...