Post Acute Resources

To reduce mortality in stroke the focus in the post acute phase (1-72 hours after treatment) should be on preventing the following most common causes of death: cardiac death (including fatal MI, fatal arrythmia and congestive heart failure), pneumonia, recurrent stroke, sepsis and others.

The goal of the post-acute phase is to improve the quality and consistency of post-stroke interventions and monitoring using the post-stroke and FeSS checklists.

Checklists

  • DISCHARGE CHECKLIST

    The discharge checklist can be used to ensure standardisation of post stroke evaluations as well as ensuring that patient discharge is within guideline recommendations.

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  • FESS PROTOCOLS

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Dysphagia training

SWALLOW IN STROKE/TIA

It has been proven that nurse led interventions to manage fever, hyperglycemia and swallow difficulties significantly decreased death and dependency after stroke. Use the following resources to improve and assess your knowledge.

DYSPHAGIA SCREENING & ASSESSMENT PROTOCOLS

Stroke Unit

To reduce mortality in stroke the focus in the post acute phase (1-72 hours after treatment) should be on preventing the following most common causes of death: cardiac death (including fatal MI, fatal arrythmia and congestive heart failure), pneumonia, recurrent stroke, sepsis and others.

The goal of the post acute phase is to improve the quality and consistency of post stroke investigations and monitoring using the post stroke and FeSS checklists.

FEVER, SUGAR AND SWALLOW (FESS)

Learn about the importance of performing fever, sugar and swallow screening during the first 72 hours and the best way to apply the FeSS protocol.

Stroke Units and
stroke care

Find out how to organize the stroke care supply chain and setup a stroke unit

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Resources

  • EMPOWERING STROKE NURSES

    Estela Sanjuan, Spain

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  • STROKE UNIT POSTER

    This poster can be used in the stroke unit as an overview to ensure that key quality indicators in stroke treatment are met.

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  • NURSE HEROES VIDEO - SLIDE 32

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