Chapter 4. Acute Stroke Nursing Management

  1. Dr Jane Williams Consultant Nurse chair member2,
  2. Professor Lin Perry Professor of Nursing Research member3 and
  3. Professor Caroline Watkins President member4
  1. Anne W. Alexandrov Professor

Published Online: 3 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318838.ch4

Acute Stroke Nursing

Acute Stroke Nursing

How to Cite

Alexandrov, A. W. (2010) Acute Stroke Nursing Management, in Acute Stroke Nursing (eds J. Williams, L. Perry and C. Watkins), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318838.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK

  2. 3

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

  3. 4

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

Author Information

  1. Acute & Critical Care, School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161046

Online ISBN: 9781444318838



  • acute stroke nursing management;
  • timely initiation of interventions - between life and death, independence and dependency;
  • transient ischaemic attack (TIA);
  • pre-hospital and emergency evaluation;
  • Emergency Severity Index (ESI) - and triage of acute stroke;
  • reperfusion therapies in acute ischaemic stroke;
  • Stroke Team members, patient weight - calculation of total tPA dose;
  • hyperacute treatment of haemorrhagic stroke;
  • intraparenchymal haemorrhage (IPH) - common form of haemorrhagic stroke, bleeding into brain;
  • NIHSS, quantitative tool capturing neurological disability in haemorrhagic stroke


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Priorities in acute stroke management

  • Hyperacute stroke management

  • Acute stroke management

  • Conclusion

  • References