Focus On: Stroke 

Page reviewed and updated: November 2022

Caring for patients with stroke can be challenging. When a stroke is occurring, it is critical to distinguish the symptoms from other diagnoses. Determining the type and location of stroke is yet another difficulty. Further challenges are met with treatment and rehabilitation.

We know that time equals tissue when it comes to stroke care. Read the latest articles from our journals to make sure you know how to recognize signs and symptoms of stroke and follow recommended guidelines to improve outcomes.

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Stroke Care

Safety, Efficiency, and Efficacy of Protocolized Contrast-Enhanced Imaging in Acute Stroke Evaluation
Journal for Healthcare Quality, November/December 2022
Nurses Lead the Way for In-Hospital Stroke Care
Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, August 2022
Physical Activity After Transient Ischemic Attack or Mild Stroke Is Business as Usual
Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, July 2022
Clinical assessment and screening of stroke patients with aphasia: a best practice implementation project
JBI Evidence Implementation, June 2022
Outcomes of a Stroke Response Team on the Emergent Management of Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, May/June 2022
NCPD Acute ischemic stroke or migraine with aura? Triage considerations
Nursing2022, February 2022
Are Symptoms of Spasticity, Pain, and Fatigue Related in People With Stroke?
Rehabilitation Nursing Journal, January/February 2022
Alphabetical Mnemonic to Assist in the Treatment of an Acute Ischemic Stroke
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, October/December 2021
NCPD Acute Ischemic Stroke
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, September 2021
NCPD Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source: A Primer for Nursing
Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, February 2021
NCPD Community-Based Interventions for Stroke Provided by Nurses and Community Health Workers: A Review of the Literature
Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, August 2020

NCPD Healthcare Professionals’ and Patients’ Views of Discussing Sexual Well-Being Poststroke
Rehabilitation Nursing Journal, January/February 2020

NCPD Understanding Anosognosia for Hemiplegia After Stroke
Rehabilitation Nursing Journal, January/February 2020

NCPD Unique Stroke Symptoms in Women: A Review
Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, December 2018

Stroke Prevention

Effect of the Preparatory School FAST Stroke Educational Program
Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, October 2022
Investigation of Medication Adherence and Factors Affecting It in Patients With Stroke
Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, February 2022

Stroke Caregivers

Stroke Caregiver Depression: Qualitative Comparison of Treatment Responders and Nonresponders at 1 Year
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, November/December 2022
Male Caregivers' Stories: How They Successfully Adjust to Partners With Stroke
Family & Community Health, July/September 2022
Stroke Family Caregiver Life Changes From the COVID-19 Pandemic
Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, August 2022
NCPD A Person-Centered Approach Understanding Stroke Survivor and Family Caregiver Emotional Health
Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, April 2022
NCPD Using the Preparedness Assessment for the Transition Home After Stroke Instrument to Identify Stroke Caregiver Concerns Predischarge: Uncertainty, Anticipation, and Cues to Action
Rehabilitation Nursing Journal, January/February 2021

NCPD Design and Usability Testing of the Stroke Caregiver Support System: A Mobile-Friendly Website to Reduce Stroke Caregiver Burden
Rehabilitation Nursing Journal, May/June 2020

Disparities in Stroke Care

Reflections on Obstacles to Stroke Awareness in Spanish-Speaking Hispanic Populations: Lost in Translation
Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, December 2022
Interventions for Informal Caregivers of Stroke Survivors: Is There Racial and Ethnic Representation in Stroke Caregiver Studies?
Rehabilitation Nursing Journal, January/February 2022
RAPIDO: Promoting stroke awareness among Spanish speakers
Nursing2022, January 2022
Racial Disparities in Stroke Readmissions Reduced in Hospitals With Better Nurse Staffing
Nursing Research, January/February 2022

NCPD The Effects of Meditation, Race and Anxiety on Stroke Survivor Resilience
Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, June 2020

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