Chapter 1. Setting the Scene

  1. Dr Jane Williams Consultant Nurse chair member1,
  2. Professor Lin Perry Professor of Nursing Research member2 and
  3. Professor Caroline Watkins President member3
  1. Professor Caroline Watkins President member and
  2. Michael Leathley Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Published Online: 3 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318838.ch1

Acute Stroke Nursing

Acute Stroke Nursing

How to Cite

Watkins, C. and Leathley, M. (2010) Setting the Scene, in Acute Stroke Nursing (eds J. Williams, L. Perry and C. Watkins), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318838.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK

  2. 2

    University of Technology Sydney and the Northern Network Hospitals, South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Health, Australia

  3. 3

    Clinical Practice Research Unit, School of Nursing and Caring Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK

Author Information

  1. Clinical Practice Research Unit, School of Nursing and Caring Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161046

Online ISBN: 9781444318838

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Keywords:

  • stroke epidemiology - setting the scene;
  • transforming stroke services - quest for saving lives and reducing dependency;
  • stroke and its impact on people's lives - gaining recognition, as acute event and chronic disease;
  • stroke, major cause of mortality and morbidity in adults;
  • developing stroke as health care priority;
  • key components of stroke care - assessment, management and treatment;
  • ‘FAST campaign’ - public awareness of stroke using ‘Face, Arm, Speech, Test’;
  • UK stroke policy development;
  • Stroke Improvement Programme - and care networks and teams within localities;
  • stroke as medical emergency

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Stroke epidemiology

  • Stroke policy

  • Stroke management strategies

  • Research and education

  • Conclusion

  • References