Is community nursing intervention for nurses within the team or any nursing intervention?
This item should only record nursing from within your service. This relates to input provided by registered nurses and does not include care visits.
Are there specific examples of nursing care that should be counted?
You do not need to differentiate between the types of nursing intervention – if it comes from the nurses on the team, then it should be recorded. This question will be used to know how much time and input nurses within the team are providing. You will not need to differentiate whether part or all of the visit was focused on issues relating to stroke, if nurses in the team are treating stroke patients, the time for this should be recorded.
Will the capture of the nursing minutes be for community settings only or also for non-routinely admitting sites (i.e., inpatient rehab settings)?
This will only be collected for non-inpatient teams.
Community stroke teams in Northern Ireland usually only have stroke nurse specialists. Do we add specialist input/contacts alongside any district nursing minutes or should these be separate?
This item should only record nursing from within your service, and not from other sources of community nursing, including district nurses. Northern Irish teams should record the stroke nurse specialists as “nursing minutes” but not nursing minutes from nurses outside the team.
Nursing - is this for actual nursing tasks? Our community stroke coordinators happen to be nurses at the moment but their role could be done by an AHP for example.
This relates to input provided by qualified nurses and does not include care visits.
For the community nursing minutes - are these just the minutes relating to post-stroke care or including any ongoing nursing interventions from previous conditions (e.g.: chronic leg ulcers, etc)?
This item should only record nursing from within your service.