Acute ischemic stroke: Evaluation and management strategies

Mona N. Bahouth, Marian P. LaMonte

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Abstract

Stroke is an emergent, treatable condition with the amount of disability often linked to the response time for treatment. Acute ischemic stroke often can be reversed successfully with the clot lysis drug recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA), if initial evaluation is immediate and intravenous infusion begins within 3 hours of stroke symptom onset. The advanced practice nurse plays a key role in identifying acute stroke, recommending therapies, facilitating treatment, and preventing and monitoring complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalTopics in Advanced Practice Nursing
Volume5
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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