Nurse's Role in Perioperative Neurological Evaluation and Management to Lower the Risk of Acute Stroke in Patients Undergoing Noncardiac, Nonneurological Surgery


      Perioperative nurses have the opportunity to play a key role in prevention and recognition of stroke in patients undergoing noncardiac, nonneurological surgery and may impact this potentially devastating complication. Effective nursing care of the older adult requires a specialized knowledge base. Scientific Statements are a cornerstone of the knowledge base that informs this care. This article summarizes the recently released American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Scientific Statement entitled: Perioperative Neurological Evaluation and Management to Lower the Risk of Acute Stroke in Patients Undergoing Noncardiac, Nonneurological Surgery and discusses the nurse's role in the care of this vulnerable patient population.


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