Module 5: Stroke Diagnostics
Nurses, especially those with advance practice training, have a unique role in the initial evaluation and diagnosis of stroke. To determine the most appropriate treatment for your stroke, the emergency team needs to evaluate the type of stroke and the areas of the brain affected.
- Understand the indications for the various imaging techniques
- Explain the risks and benefits involved with each diagnostic study
- Explains the pre and post care for these diagnostic studies
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