By Jane Williams, Lin Perry, Caroline Watkins

Stroke is a scientific emergency that calls for fast scientific recognition. With lively and effective nursing administration within the preliminary hours after stroke onset and all through next care, powerful restoration and rehabilitation is elevated. Acute Stroke Nursing offers an evidence-based, functional textual content facilitating the supply of optimum stroke care throughout the basic prevention, acute and carrying on with care phases.

This well timed and complete textual content is dependent to keep on with the extreme stroke pathway skilled by way of sufferers. It explores the explanations, signs and results of stroke, and offers counsel on concerns resembling food, continence, positioning, mobility and carer aid. The textual content additionally considers rehabilitation, discharge making plans, palliative care and the function of the nurse in the multi-professional workforce. Acute Stroke Nursing is the definitive reference on acute stroke for all nurses and healthcare pros wishing to increase their wisdom of stroke nursing.

  • Evidence-based and useful popular, with case reviews and perform examples throughout
  • Edited and authored via regarded stroke nursing specialists, clinicians and leaders within the box of nursing perform, study and education
  • The first textual content to discover stroke administration from united kingdom and foreign views, and with a nursing focus

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2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Awareness raising: stroke as a medical emergency Managing risk: primary and secondary prevention Information, advice and support to those affected by stroke User involvement in care and service planning Assessment (TIA): assessment and management at time of event Treatment (TIA): assessment and management at follow-up Urgent response: pre-hospital assessment and management Assessment (stroke): emergency assessment and management Treatment (stroke): hyperacute assessment and management High-quality specialist rehabilitation End-of-life care Seamless transfer of care Long-term care and support Review Participation in community life Return to work Networks Leadership and skills Workforce review and development Research and audit The overall purpose of this Education Framework is to add stroke-specific knowledge and skills to the generic skills that health, social, voluntary and independent care staff already possess.

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