Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing, 2nd Ed.

Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing, 2nd Ed.

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Book, 235 pages, 2018
9780826158260

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Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing, 2nd Ed.

This practical, pocket-sized reference includes the groundbreaking changes to stroke care protocols. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States today and leading preventable cause of long-term disability. This resource fills in the gaps left in neuroscience content in nursing school and streamlines an often intimidating, but critically important, area of care.

Key Features:

  • Updated diagnostics with additional MR, CT, and transcranial Doppler options
  • Modified Rankin Scale score
  • Expands upon the neurological assessment with tips for completing it
  • New acute hemorrhagic stroke intervention and 2015 landmark studies on thrombectomy
  • Pipeline device
  • New large-vessel occlusion tools, routing plans, and certification programs for prehospital personnel
  • Expanded use of telemedicine
  • Information for advanced practice providers
  • Changes to the prehospital phase, the acute treatment phase, and the population affected by stroke

Table of Contents:

Part I: FOUNDATIONS OF STROKE CARE

  1. Stroke Care Evolution: We’ve Come a Long Way
  2. Basic Cerebrovascular Anatomy
  3. Stroke Types
  4. Physiology of Stroke
  5. Associated Stroke Disorders
  6. Stroke Diagnostics
  7. Neurologic and Functional Assessment and Severity Scores

Part II: SAVING THE PENUMBRA

  1. Acute Stroke Interventions
  2. Secondary Prevention Interventions

Part III: KEY ELEMENTS OF STROKE CARE

  1. Pre-hospital and Emergency Department
  2. In the Stroke Unit and the Intensive Care Unit
  3. Patient and Family as Members of the Team and Transitions From Acute Care

Part IV: POSTACUTE CARE ESSENTIALS

  1. Rehabilitative Care
  2. Secondary Prevention: Risk-Factor Control

Part V: PRIMARY PREVENTION

  1. Primary Prevention

Part VI: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE

  1. Connecting Data to Clinical Practice

ISBN #: 9780826158260

Author: K. Morrison