Stroke Service - For Clinicians
The North Bristol NHS Trust stroke and TIA service is provided to both local residents and from the wider region.
National clinical guidelines for stroke - The third edition updated 2008 encompasses the whole of the stroke pathway from acute care through to longer-term rehabilitation and secondary prevention. It informs health professionals about what should be delivered to stroke patients and how this should be organised, with the aim of improving the quality of care delivered for everyone who has a stroke, regardless of age, gender, type of stroke, or location. The recommendations have been completely revised to include the most up-to-date evidence published since the last edition in 2004. Please visit www.rcplondon.ac.uk
National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). Diagnosis and initial management of acute stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA).
The advice in the NICE guideline covers:
- How healthcare professionals should recognise the symptoms of a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) and make a diagnosis quickly
- When people should have a brain scan and other types of scan
- Specialist care for people in the first 2 weeks after a stroke
- Drug treatments for people who have had a stroke
- Surgery for people who have had a stroke
For more information, visit www.nice.org.uk.