Edited by Beverley Tabernacle, Marie Honey and Annette Jinks

in Oxford Handbook of Nursing Older People

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199213283
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597956 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks


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Definition of stroke - Stroke services - Recognition and early management - Risk factors - Thrombolysis and diagnostic recommendations - Oxford Community Stroke Project classification - Acute management - Preventing complications - Information and support for patients and carers - Preventing initial or recurrent stroke, or TIA

Chapter.  3269 words. 

Subjects: Geriatric Medicine

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