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Clinical Management of Acute Stroke: The Acute Stroke Clinical Care Standard

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Surviving and recovering from a stroke is reliant on rapid recognition and treatment, as there is only a narrow window of time during which interventions will work effectively. Despite this, data from 2015 found that only 34% of stroke patients presented to hospital within three hours of onset.

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In 2017, there were about 38,000 stroke events in Australia. That’s more than 100 strokes every day. Stroke is a leading cause of disability and accounts for about 5.3% of deaths in Australia, making it one of the five most common underlying causes of mortality. Stroke is a medical emergency. Surviving and recovering from a stroke is reliant on rapid recognition and treatment, as there is only a narrow window of time during which interventions will work effectively.

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Debra Curran
23 Feb 2021
Excellent presentation on acute stroke.
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Sandra Hannon
24 Feb 2021
Excellent revision, including ACSQHC standards and Stroke Foundation Website. Our role in educating patients to minimise risks is also an important aspect of care.
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Elise Turpin
18 May 2021
Well written, very informative.
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Fiona Hogan
28 Feb 2021
always benifical and informative in the care of clients
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Li Ng
28 Feb 2021
Short and concise. Important information disseminated.
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James Fox
23 Mar 2021
Easy to follow
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Shivali Mehra
24 Mar 2021
Great learning resource.
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Sharon Boehm
22 Feb 2021
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Janet Whitlock
27 Feb 2021
Well written, easy to follow, and very informative.
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Lorraine Summerell
03 Mar 2021
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