Specialized stroke nursing program using an inter-professional approach: A nurse-driven education initiative of one stroke hospital in Saudi Arabia

Elmer Catangui


The incidence of stroke is remarkably increasing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The integration of evidence–based practice is essential in provision of specialist stroke care to all stroke patients. The King Abdullaziz Medical City (KAMC) in Riyadh has reconfigured the stroke services by creating a novel stroke model where all suspected stroke patients are  directly admitted to the high dependency stroke unit (HDSU) in order to provide an integrated and specialized care to the stroke population. Prior to the launch of the new stroke model, training was imperative for all nurses. The article will describe the development and evaluation of the specialized stroke nursing programme using an inter-professional learning approach.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v5n11p81

Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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