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Vital sign monitoring following stroke associated with 90-day independence: A secondary analysis of the QASC cluster randomized trial

Middleton, Sandy; McElDuff, Patrick; Drury, Peta; D'Este, Catherine; Cadilhac, Dominique; Dale, Simeon; Grimshaw, Jeremy M; Ward, Jeanette; Quinn, Clare; Cheung, N Wah; Levi, Christopher


Background The Quality in Acute Stroke Care Trial implemented nurse-initiated protocols to manage fever, hyperglycaemia and swallowing (Fever, Sugar, Swallow clinical protocols) achieving a 16% absolute improvement in death and dependency 90-day post-stroke. Objective To examine associations between 90-day death and dependency, and monitoring and treatment processes of in-hospital nursing stroke care targeted in the trial. Design Secondary data analysis from a single-blind cluster...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Nursing Studies
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.09.014


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