Competency of Professional Nurses in Stroke units


  • เพชรรุ่ง เดชบุญญจิตต์ วิทยาลัยพยาบาลพระจอมเกล้า จังหวัดเพชรบุรี


Competency of Professional Nurses, Stroke patients



Stroke is a major public health problem worldwide. Although stroke is more common in the elderly, it can happen to anyone at any age. Major causes of stoke include hypertension, hyperlipidemia, atherosclerosis, heart disease and vascular abnormalities. Two types of stroke that result from these disease states are ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. It interferes with the transport of blood, which carries oxygen and nutrients to brain cells. Causes symptoms of paralysis, paraplegia, or death. In the event of survival, it can result in permanent disability, loss of performance in various fields and becoming dependent on other people. It is necessary to have a caregiver when in a hospital from the beginning of admission until discharge. Therefore, a nurse caring for stroke patients needs to have knowledge, skills and experience in caring for stroke patients. And other features to provide quality nursing practice and safety for the patient.

Competency of professional Nurses are important personnel in a multidisciplinary team in caring for pre-hospital phase and in-hospital phase stroke patients, appropriate competency timely within the fastest and effective of stroke chain of survival and recovery, which should lead to positive outcomes.

Key word: Competency of Professional Nurses, Stroke patients


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เดชบุญญจิตต์ เ. (2020). Competency of Professional Nurses in Stroke units. Hua Hin Medical Journal, 5(2), 79–89. Retrieved from



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