EBP Compendium: Summary of Clinical Practice Guideline
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
Management of Patients with Stroke or TIA: Assessment, Investigation, Immediate Management and Secondary Prevention
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network.
Edinburgh (Scotland): Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), SIGN Publication No. 108, 49 pages.
AGREE Rating: Highly Recommended
This guideline provides recommendations for the assessment, management, and secondary prevention of patients with stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). This guideline is applicable to various professionals who work with stroke and TIA patients.
- Assessment Areas
- Swallowing - “It is important that early screening for symptoms of dysphagia is carried out on admission and before giving food, drink or administering oral medications” (p. 30).
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Added to Compendium: November 2011