Research Output

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

  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

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    31 March 2009

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    R C N Publishing Co.

  • ISSN:

    0029-6570

  • Library of Congress:

    RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    616.81 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

Authors

Keywords

Acute stroke; cardiac nursing; rehabilitation;

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