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Stroke care: what is in the black box? 

Stroke care: what is in the black box?
Stroke care: what is in the black box?

Roffe Christine

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date: 27 September 2021

Key points

Most improvements in stroke care to date have been driven by research.

Immediate access to advanced imaging allows fast decision making, is cost-effective, and improves outcome.

Hyperacute interventions for acute ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke can prevent permanent brain damage and reduce disability.

Strokes and stroke complications do not just happen during working hours: 24/7 working is essential for effective stroke management.

High quality nursing care is essential and has been shown to have a major impact on survival.

Pneumonia is the most common post-stroke complication, and can be prevented by early swallow assessment.

Urinary catheters are associated with infections and should be avoided.

Foot pumps reduce thromboembolism and save lives.

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