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POST 5-DAY RECORD
follow this page, using a copy of the red Stroke Care Pathway folder.
For all except
nursing staff (who have a green section
to themselves, due to the very large amount of care and documentation
involved in nursing stroke patients) the post 5-day record is kept in
- Day to day care is recorded
in the orange section,
following on from the structured notes of the acute 5-day plan.
- Notes from
day 6 are recorded as free text, on the 'Multidisciplinary report' sheets
which start at page 27.
- Each profession
should record their code in the margin at the beginning of their entry
in the notes.
- The record
should continue to give a chronological, multidisciplinary account of
the patient's progress.
- In addition
to these day-to-day notes, a weekly summary and goal-setting is recorded
at the multidisciplinary meeting. This is recorded , also by each profession,
in the yellow
section of the notes on the sheet marked 'Goal
- Both these
sections are maintained, the orange daily and the yellow weekly, until
the patient is discharged.
- It is important
to keep an eye on the green section
even if you are not a nurse, because nursing issues will impact on the
delivery of treatment by all disciplines.
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Copyright ©Nikki Devitt
2002, on behalf of
the WAHT Stroke Pathway Group
Date of last review: 25th
Date of next review:25th