The EBN Twitter chat on Wednesday 15th May was hosted by @EBNursingBMJ and Associate Editor, Lisa Kidd, as part of our special week of activities to mark Action on Stroke Month. The chat (#ebnjc) focussed on clinical priorities in the acute and longer-term management of stroke, how to involve and work with stroke survivors and […]
Category: Action on Stroke Month
Involving the lived experience in research
In the fourth of our blogs for Action on Stroke month, Phil Collis, PPI Lead and “bloke with a stroke” shares his passion to ensure that the lived experience remains firmly at the heart of future stroke research and improvements in care. A bloke with a stroke… I became interested in health research following a […]
Bladder rehabilitation in stroke survivors: why don’t nurses do it?
In our fourth blog of the week, Jo Booth, Professor of Rehabilitation Nursing at Glasgow Caledonian University focusses on one of the longer-term issues that stroke survivors face; urinary incontinence and urges nurses to engage in supporting recovery of bladder function. Urinary incontinence after stroke Urinary incontinence (UI) affects around half of all acute stroke […]
Food for thought in acute stroke
In our third blog of the week for Action on Stroke Month, Trish Elder-Gracie, a Stroke Nurse Specialist in NHS Lothian shares her perspectives on current priorities in the acute management of stroke in the UK. Stroke medicine has changed exponentially since I was a wee student nurse over thirty years ago when we tucked […]
Action on Stroke Month: priorities in the management of, and research on, stroke.
Stroke is an acute event – caused by a sudden interruption in the blood flow to the brain – which requires emergency treatment, often followed by long-term treatments that facilitate recovery and prevent further stroke. The global incidence of stroke has been increasing over the past 25 years, particularly amongst younger people, and this is […]