Care of the Patient With Acute Ischemic Stroke: Update to the 2009 Comprehensive Nursing Care Scientific Statement

Prehospital and Acute Phase of Care, Endovascular/Intensive Care Unit-Postinterventional Therapy, and Posthyperacute and Prehospital Discharge

Published: March 11, 2021

Asian nurse wearing a face mask taking care of mature male patient sitting on wheelchair in hospital.
  • The AHA has updated the 2009 Comprehensive Overview of Nursing and Interdisciplinary Care of the Acute Ischemic Stroke patient, a seminal paper for nursing care of stroke patients. This Top Things to Know incorporates content from all three scientific statements. Read all three papers for full content.
  • These updates are a part of a 3-part series focusing on emergency medical services/emergency care, endovascular/intensive care unit care, and post-acute care.
  • Nurses are the key drivers of stroke care throughout all phases of hospitalization in the acute phase of stroke.

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