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Stroke: signs, risk factors and how nurses can support recovery

Acting FAST is just the beginning – find out how to ensure your patients get the best care, from emergency treatment to referral for stroke rehabilitation services

Acting FAST is just the beginning – find out how to ensure your patients get the best care, from emergency treatment to referral for stroke rehabilitation services

  • With an estimated 1.3 million stroke survivors in the UK, nurses in all settings may have contact with patients recovering from stroke
  • Understanding the risk factors and signs of stroke can enable a quick response and limit potential long-term damage
  • The physical and psychological support services patients may need following stroke

Every five minutes in the UK someone has a stroke, according to charity the Stroke Association .

Affecting about 100,000 UK people a year, stroke is the leading cause of

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