Practice Guideline Development for Caring and Transferring Patients with Acute Stroke at Community Hospital Level

Arissara SUKWATJANEE

Abstract


This study aimed to develop a practice guideline for caring and transferring patients with acute stroke at community hospital level.  72 participants were nurses and healthcare providers working at an emergency room of two community hospitals in Thailand.  The participants were divided into two teams of developed and try out team.  The Conduct and Utilization of Research in Nursing (CURN Model) was used as a conceptual framework to develop and implement the guideline.  After 12 months of developing and try out the guideline, the practice guideline for caring and transferring patients with acute stroke was adjusted and used in the emergency room.  The result revealed the effective practice guideline provided caring and transferring the stroke patients in acute stage within average 45 minutes, the standard of American Heart Association.  The recommendation was that this practice guideline could take benefit to caring and transferring patients with acute stroke at community hospital level.

Keywords


Practice guideline, transferring, acute stroke, community hospital

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