Clinical review and implications of the guideline for the early management of patients with acute ischemic stroke

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Abstract

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and the leading cause of significant, long-term disability in the United States. Clinicians' knowledge and use of evidence to guide the care of patients with ischemic stroke are paramount to improving patient outcomes. The recently updated "Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Guideline for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association" provides clinicians with evidence-based, expert consensus to guide the recognition and early management of patients with acute ischemic stroke. The guideline provides 115 recommendations for the management of patients with acute ischemic stroke, including 24 new recommendations and 51 revised recommendations divided into 14 major topic areas. This article reviews the recommendations and related literature and provides suggestions for use and implementation of the guideline within a stroke program of care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-141
Number of pages12
JournalAACN advanced critical care
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • clinical practice guideline
  • ischemic stroke
  • stroke
  • stroke protocol
  • stroke system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care

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