Stroke Prevention: Guidelines for Nurses and Others

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Prevention of Stroke   Stroke  Acute Care and RehabilitationI’ve been working on a more organized posting plan; Big Red Carpet Nursing is maturing! As am I, so late in life. Both projects remain works in progress, busy guy that I am.

While I absorb blogger lessons, work for a living, keep my ten year-old out of trouble, take out the trash, and all the other random details of modern life, my tentative plan is to focus on nursing education and training posts, my own and others’. I’m a teacher and coach at heart and in practice, so it seems a natural fit. I’m also an avid learner and explorer, which is how I found today’s nursing content:

Prevention of Stroke | Stroke: Acute Care and Rehabilitation

It’s useful to anyone interested in this topic, not just nurses. I hope you find it useful!

Your assignment, good readers – I have faith in you! – is to learn a few simple facts and spread the word on stroke detection and prevention. Even today, alas, folks seem to frame strokes as an ‘Act of God Nothing We Can Do’ sort of thing. Not so! If we move quickly, as many folks know to do with heart attacks, and if we get people to ERs ASAP, we can greatly improve outcomes, save lives, and prevent much suffering. Time is everything in this process! Some wonderfully effective treatments only work if given soon after a stroke starts: we all need to learn to get moving FAST!

So look at the link above, people! And spread the word, unless easing human suffering, easing and preventing your parents’ and grandparents’ suffering someday, saving lives in fact, seems not worth some trivial effort. Don’t be that way: take a few moments away from your dumb old TV and learn how to save lives and become a hero. You can, you know, become a hero this way: doesn’t being a HERO sound appealing? All it takes is knowing a few things and making a phone call…

Do it!!!


  1. This is a must share. Only awareness can help save lives. One request – can you make the image a little bigger, I had to zoom it in quite a bit to read the smaller text. Or maybe I need an eyesight check?! 😛

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  2. Good Sunday to you. Thank-you for the informative article on strokes. Both my parents have suffered massive strokes and thankfully have had full recoveries. My husband also suffered a stroke and the only symptoms were the complete loss of movement in his one arm. He too has fully recovered. I believe the reason they have all done so well is that they keep themselves busy with reading, learning, games, piano playing – all the time. Their minds are never idle (perhaps collateral pathways – I don’t know). My husband says his golf game has improved dramatically post-stroke, go figure. Thanks again. Look forward to tomorrow’s post.

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    1. Thanks for your support! There are some issues in health care that attract automatic attention: say, chest pain. Stroke symptoms remain much less likely, it seems, to attract the sense of urgency required to provide top quality care. Speed makes a difference! Thanks for your interest, based as it is on such personal experience. Many people, even with such experience, it seems, have learned nothing but resignation. Sad but true. We can do so much better! I’m glad to see YOU doing better. Spread the word!

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