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Stroke Management

Contributed on July 4, 2022, last updated September 6, 2023.



Leslie Graham, Durham College

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This simulation focuses on stroke management. The patient is a 65 y/o female who was admitted to the medical unit from the nursing home with pneumonia (accompainied by delirium and dehydration) for IV antibiotics therapy 8 days ago. The patient also suffers from comorbidity and is taking multiple medications to treat them. The learners will take on the nursing role to conduct a comprehensive neurological examination for the patient, as well as establish priorities of nursing and collaborative care to better treat her.

Learning Objectives:

Conduct a comprehensive neurological examination for a patient who is experiencing a stroke to determine the priority intervention. Establish priorities of nursing and collaborative care for a patient who is experiencing a stroke to prevent further deterioration of the patient’s health status. Reflect on communication strategies for a patient experiencing a stroke to promote therapeutic communication. Demonstrate leadership at the point of care to facilitate evidence-based stroke management

Simulation Modality:

Virtual gaming simulation / virtual patient


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Graham L. Stroke Management. Simulation resource published by Simulation Canada; 2022. Available from

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Undergraduate / post-secondary

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