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October 2019
Stroke occurs when there is a sudden interruption to the blood supply to the brain. This clinical care standard describes the care that patients should receive when they are or may be having a stroke. It covers recognition of stroke, rapid assessment, early management, and early initiation of an individualised rehabilitation plan.

Main sections:

• Acute stroke clinical care standard

• Indicators for local monitoring

• About the clinical care standards

• Acute stroke

• How to use this clinical care standard

• Early assessment

• Time-critical therapy

• Stroke unit care

• Early rehabilitation

• Minimising risk of another stroke

• Carer training and support

• Transition from hospital care
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