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Nursing Standards for Adult Stroke Patients. Jane Greene Nurse Consultant for Older People Southern Health and Social Care Trust N. Ireland. Background. NIMAST 1998 NIMAST Lead Nurses 2002 RCP Evidences Based Guidelines Scottish Stroke Competencies Skills for Health

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nursing standards for adult stroke patients

Nursing Standards for Adult Stroke Patients

Jane Greene

Nurse Consultant for Older People

Southern Health and Social Care Trust

N. Ireland

background
Background
  • NIMAST 1998
  • NIMAST Lead Nurses 2002
  • RCP Evidences Based Guidelines
  • Scottish Stroke Competencies
  • Skills for Health
  • Stroke Units-evolved without planning
  • Skilled AHPs/Medics
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Standard 5 tasks Trusts to develop stroke services in line with best evidence. With the aim :“To reduce the incidence of stroke in the population and ensure that those who have had a stroke have prompt access to integrated stroke care services”.

NSF Older People 2001

process
Process

18 Lead Nurses

3 facilitated consensus workshops held during spring/summer 2006 to agree the following:

The format and layout of the standards

The different types and levels of evidence to be used

The responsibilities of individual group members

Consultation process

Next steps

standards
Standards

3 Key Areas

  • Skills and knowledge required to provide skilled nursing care for patients following stroke
  • Nursing care specific to stroke: meeting physical care needs
  • Nursing care specific to stroke: meeting psychological, emotional and communication needs.
section 1 skills and knowledge
Section 1Skills and Knowledge
  • Common Effects of Stroke
  • Specialist Care for Patients Following Stroke
  • Immediate Effects of Stroke
  • Nursing Management of the Adult Patient Following Stroke
  • Reducing The Risk of Stroke
  • Rehabilitation
section 2 meeting physical care needs
Section 2Meeting Physical Care Needs
  • Moving and Handling the Patient Following Stroke
  • Care of the Stroke Affected Side
  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Care of the Dying
  • Promoting Urinary Continence
  • Promoting Urinary Continence: the use of urinary catheters
  • Promoting Faecal Continence
  • Care of the Patient Wearing Anti Embolism Stockings
  • Prevention of Pressure Ulcers
  • Dysphagia
  • Nutrition
  • Oral Hygiene
section 3 psychological emotional and communication needs
Section 3Psychological, emotional and communication needs.
  • Visual Changes
  • Communication
  • Safety
  • Thinking Processes
  • Emotions
  • Behavioural Changes
consultation
Consultation
  • 6 weeks
  • Nursing in 5 countries
  • Stroke nursing
  • Education
  • Commissioning at Board and Dept level
  • Lobbying at Dept level
responses
Responses
  • ”highly relevant to nurse clinicians”
  • “this is a great piece of work”
  • “could be used as an educational

resource”

  • “I think you all have to be congratulated”
consultation phase 2
Consultation Phase 2
  • Multidisciplinary colleagues in stroke
  • RQIA
  • User Rep
  • NICHS
  • Departmental Standards and Guidelines Unit
next steps
Next Steps
  • Amend following phase 2 consultation-July 2007
  • Publication
  • Partnership with RCN re learning resource
  • Implementation Plan-2007-2008
  • Performance Management
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Nursing Standards for Adult Stroke Patients

Jane Greene

Nurse Consultant for Older People

Southern Health and Social Care Trust

N.Ireland

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