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Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2017


 

The Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2017 updates and supersedes the Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2010.

The Clinical Guidelines have been updated in accordance with the 2011 NHMRC Standard for clinical practice guidelines and therefore recommendations are based on the best evidence available. 

Review of the Clinical Guidelines used an internationally recognised guideline development approach, known as GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation), and an innovative guideline development and publishing platform, known as MAGICapp (Making Grade the Irresistible Choice).

How to PDF the Guidelines: if you wish to save or print the Guidelines, please see our instructions on how to PDF each chapter. Please note that the Guidelines are a living document so please check back regularly to ensure you have the most up-to-date version. All PDF Chapters now have a Stroke Foundation title page.

If you have any questions, please contact guidelines@strokefoundation.org.au

Please note: When you click on a guideline chapter you will be taken to the magicapp.org website. You may be asked to accept terms and conditions, or load the latest version. If so please agree and continue to the new guidelines.

 

The Clinical Guidelines cover the whole continuum of stroke care, across 8 chapters:

Introduction

Methodology

Glossary and abbreviations

 

Chapter One Pre-hospital care

 

Chapter Two Early assessment and diagnosis


Chapter Three Acute medical and surgical management

 

Chapter Four Secondary prevention


Chapter Five Rehabilitation

 

Chapter Six Managing complications


Chapter Seven Discharge planning and transfer of care


Chapter Eight Community Participation and long-term care

 

Summary of Clinical Guidelines recommendations [PDF 543 KB]

Summary of Clinical Guidelines recommendations (2010 vs 2017) [PDF 1.04 MB]

Healthcare professional 2-page summary [PDF]

Plain English summary for consumers [PDF]


Discipline Specific Summaries:

Physiotherapy [PDF 755 KB]

Occupational Therapy [PDF 650 KB]

Speech Pathology [PDF] (coming soon)

Dietetics [PDF] (coming soon)

Social Work [PDF] (coming soon)

Nursing [PDF] (coming soon)

General Practitioners [PDF] (coming soon)

Emergency Department [PDF] (coming soon)


Supporting documents:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people [PDF]

Evidence gaps [PDF]

Technical report [PDF]

Administrative report [PDF]

Dissemination and implementation report [PDF]

Public consultation submissions summary [PDF]

Working Group membership and terms of reference [PDF]

Working Group conflicts of interest [PDF]

Endorsing organisations [PDF] (coming soon)


Implementation Tools:
Coming soon 

 

Suggested citation:
Stroke Foundation. Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2017. Melbourne Australia.

© No part of this publication can be reproduced by any process without permission from the Stroke Foundation. August 2017.