More nurses improve stroke survival rates

Increasing the number of trained nurses on the wards could “significantly improve” survival for stroke patients, Scottish research suggests.
A study led by Aberdeen University found that one extra specialist nurse per ten beds could reduce a patient’s chance of dying after 30 days by up to 28 per cent, and after a one year by up to 12 per cent.
Prompt care is vital for a recovery from a stroke, which is the third biggest killer and the leading cause of disability in Scotland.
Stroke patients should get a bundle of care within 24 hours including a brain scan, a swallow screen to stop choking... read more

 
28 October 2016 in Health, Views: 39
Source: Scotsman
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