Module 4: Hyper-Acute Phase of Stroke

The goal for the acute management of patients with stroke is to stabilize the patient and to complete initial evaluation and assessment, including imaging and laboratory studies, within 60 minutes of patient arrival. Critical decisions focus on the need for intubation, blood pressure control, and determination of risk/benefit for thrombolytic intervention.

Learning Objectives

  • Prioritize diagnostic tests, treatments and nursing care in the emergency evaluation and treatment of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke in the hyper-acute phase
  • Apply appropriate clinical guidelines in the nursing and medical management of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke in the hyper-acute phase.
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Elizabeth Zink, MS, RN, CCNS, CNRN
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Neurosciences Critical Care Unit



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