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

Rowat, Anne M; Steele, Barbara; Morrow, Billie

Authors

Anne M Rowat

Barbara Steele

Billie Morrow



Abstract

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 rehabilitation. Nurses are best placed to provide
early and rapid intervention following stroke to save lives and reduce
the damage caused. This article outlines common problems in the
acute phase of stroke and uses the mnemonic ‘brain attack’ to help
guide nurses in the management of patients with stroke

Citation

Rowat, A. M., Steele, B., & Morrow, B. (2009). Using the mnemonic ‘brain attack’ in the management of acute stroke. Nursing Standard, 24, (50-57). ISSN 0029-6570

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2009-04
Deposit Date Mar 12, 2012
Print ISSN 0029-6570
Electronic ISSN 2047-9018
Publisher RCN Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 24
Pages 50-57
Keywords Acute stroke; cardiac nursing; rehabilitation;
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5080



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