EBP Compendium: Summary of Clinical Practice Guideline
European Stroke Organization
Guidelines for Management of Ischaemic Stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attack 2008
Ringleb, P. A., Bousser, M. G., et al.
Retrieved from: http://www.eso-stroke.org/recommendations.php?cid=9&sid=1.
AGREE Rating: Recommended with Provisos
This guideline provides recommendations for the diagnosis, management, prevention, and rehabilitation of ischaemic stroke and transient ischaemic attack. The guideline is relevant to a wide range of professionals.
- Assessment Areas
- Swallowing - “Swallowing assessment is recommended but there are insufficient data to recommend a specific approach for treatment” (p. 63).
- General Findings - “Swallowing assessment is recommended but there are insufficient data to recommend a specific approach for treatment” (p. 63).
- Tube Feeding
- “Early commencement of nasogastric (NG) feeding (within 48 hours) is recommended in stroke patients with impaired swallowing” (p. 64).
- “It is recommended that percutaneous enteral gastrostomy (PEG) feeding should not be considered in stroke patients in the first 2 weeks” (p. 64).
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Added to Compendium: November 2011