Effects of Hyperglycemia on Neurologic Outcome in Stroke Patients

Alison S. Paolino; Krista M. Garner


J Neurosci Nurs. 2005;37(3):130-135. 

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The adverse effects of hyperglycemia on neurological outcomes for stroke patients are significant. Controlling hyperglycemia in acute illness is critical if nurses are to improve patient morbidity and mortality. Neuroscience nurses play an important role in recognizing hyperglycemia and taking the necessary interventions to control glucose levels and positively affect patient outcome.


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