28th March 2011 Best Practice Statement: Pain Management Following Acute Stroke

Published: 1 December 2014

A national best practice statement and accompanying quick reference guide has been published today on pain management following acute stroke. This statement is designed to support stroke nurses in delivering high quality care to stroke patients. The statement will also be of interest to all members of stroke teams.

The statement covers key issues in pain management: recognition and assessment of pain, approaches to pain management and interventions for common types of pain such as headache or central poststroke pain (CPSP).

The project was funded by the National Advisory Committee for Stroke, supported by NHS Quality Improvement Scotland and led by Nursing & Health Care, University of Glasgow. The project has worked closely with The Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum who represented and involved in every stage of the process and with a Scotland-wide group of nurses, doctors, AHPs, patient representatives and charities to produce this Best Practice statement, taking on board the Scottish Government’s health priorities

The statement and accompanying quick references are available below (pdf)

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact Professor Lorraine N Smith at lorraine.smith@glasgow.ac.uk

First published: 1 December 2014