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Blood glucose monitoring and management in acute stroke care

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2020
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

This learning module explores how adults with acute stroke, irrespective of whether or not they have a history of diabetes mellitus, are at increased risk of experiencing hyperglycaemia and hypoglycaemia so that blood glucose monitoring and management are essential nursing skills when providing care following stroke.

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Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Elizabeth Laird, Lecturer of nursing, University of Ulster, Londonderry, Northern Ireland.


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