In the article by Summers et al,1 “Comprehensive Overview of Nursing and Interdisciplinary Care of the Acute Ischemic Stroke Patient: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association,” which published ahead of print on May 28, 2009, and appeared in the August 2009 issue of the journal (Stroke. 2009;40:2911–2944), several corrections were needed.
On page 2917, in Table 6, the first entry in the first column, line 2, read “15 min during rtPA infusion, …” It has been updated to read, “15 min for the first 2 h at the beginning of rtPA infusion, …”
On page 2922, in the right column, the first paragraph under the heading “Neurological Stroke Assessment, Including the NIHSS,” the last sentence read, “The complete scale should be used if there is a decline in the abbreviated scale score.65,84” It has been updated to read, “A complete NIHSS scale should be done if there is evidence of neurological decline or an increase in the abbreviated score.65,84”
These corrections have been made to the current online version of the article, which is available at http://stroke.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/40/8/2911.
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