It this we describe how we have dealt with the project of implementing the nursing concept of Basic Stimulation since it was chosen as a main growth area at our neurosurgical unit.

Preparation of the organization is necessary including schedules, long and short term goals and economy.

We describe three stages in the process of implementation: introduction and preparation, testing and effectuation.

In choosing the nursing concept of Basic Stimulation we seek to improve the nursing of the brain damaged patient. By means of a structured process we have given the nursing staff theoretical and practical taining, introduced the principles of Basic Stimulation, composed clinical guide lines, and worked with changes of attitude towards the individual patient.

We discuss the present situation and considerations regarding future work in this field.