The golden hour Performing an acute ischemic stroke workup

Nurse Pract. 2014 Sep 18;39(9):22-9; quiz 29-30. doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000452974.46311.0f.


Ischemic stroke is a medical emergency resulting from an embolic or thrombotic occlusion of an intracranial artery. The purpose of this article is to provide acute care nurse practitioners a summary of recent updates on the rapid evaluation and workup for patient selection and treatment with I.V. fibrinolysis.

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Intravenous
  • Brain Ischemia / nursing*
  • Critical Care Nursing*
  • Fibrinolysis
  • Humans
  • Nurse Practitioners*
  • Nursing Assessment*
  • Patient Selection
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Stroke / nursing*