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

Rowat, Anne M, Steele, Barbara and Morrow, Billie (2009) Using the mnemonic ‘brain attack’ in the management of acute stroke. Nursing Standard, 24 (6). pp. 50-57. ISSN 0029-6570

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Abstract/Description

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

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0029-6570
Electronic ISSN: 2047-9018
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acute stroke; cardiac nursing; rehabilitation;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences > School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health > 616 Diseases > 616.8 Nervous & mental disorders > 616.81 Stroke
Library of Congress Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Item ID: 5080
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2012 15:40
Last Modified: 24 May 2012 09:58
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5080

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