Fast Facts For Stroke Care Nursing

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Item#: 9780826127174
Edition 01
Author Morrison, Kathy J
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"[P]rovides a succinct yet comprehensive review of the evolution of stroke patient management. The text starts with a
ief overview of the anatomy and physiology, tying it to the types of strokes, the assessment, and diagnostic tools. Acute measures and prevention of secondary injury are outlined and lead us to review the potential complications and finally the rehabilitation and patient/family education. Particularly helpful is the inclusion of the Brain Attack Coalition, The Joint Commission, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services core measures.[The author] has done an excellent job of keeping this book appropriate for everyday use."--From the Foreword<
>Linda Littlejohns, MSN, RN, FAAN, CNRNThe best aspects of the book are that it is easy to read and factual, and it includes a wide range of information... I enjoyed the book. It is easy to read and navigate. Nurses will find it extremely helpful and valuable in the clinical setting. This is a good addition to a clinical li
ary." Score: 98, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical ReviewsThis highly practical, pocket-sized reference for stroke care nurses provides quick, bedside access to the most current guidelines for diagnostic tests, state-of-the-art treatments, and best-practice standards. This resource distills lengthy and often complex national stroke care guidelines into clear, bite-size pieces of information. It also explains the rationale behind stroke standards, making them easier to em
ace and incorporate into practice.The book is organized consistently to foster rapid information retrieval. Each chapter includes objectives and such helpful features as "Fast Facts in a Nutshell," targeted segments that provide critical information at a glance. The guide also serves as an instructive resource for nurses not specializing in neurology but who are increasingly being called on to care for stroke patients. The book is also a helpful resource for stroke program coordinators and as a review for SCRN and CNRN certification exams.Key Features:Reflects current standards of the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, and The Joint CommissionProvides crucial information at a glance about diagnostic tests, state-of-the-art treatments, and best-practice standardsDistills lengthy and complex national stroke care standards into clear, concise informationIncludes a comprehensive review of diagnostic studiesServes as a concise review for SCRN and CNRN certification exams

Short Description
This highly practical, pocket-sized reference for stroke care nurses provides quick, bedside access to the most current guidelines for diagnostic tests, state-of-the-art treatments, and best practice standards. The first of its kind, the resource distills lengthy and often complex national stroke care guidelines into clear, bite-size chunks of information. Not only does it provide comprehensive stroke care information, it also explains the rationale behind stroke standards, making them easier to em
ace and incorporate into practice.

Table of Contents
Forewordby Linda LittlejohnsPrefacePart I - Foundations of Stroke Care1. Timeline of stroke care evolution: How we got here2. Basic Cere
ovascular Anatomy3. Stroke Types4. Physiology of Stroke5. Associated Stroke Disorders6. Diagnostics7. Neurological Assessment8. Severity ScoresPart II - Saving the Penum
a9. Acute Ischemic Stroke InterventionsPart III -Procedural Interventions for Secondary Prevention10. Ischemic Stroke11. Hemorrhagic StrokePart IV -Key Stroke Care12. Pre-hospital & Emergency Department (ED)13. In the Stroke Unit14. In the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)by Susan J. Pazuchanics15. Patient and Family as Members of the TeamPart V - Post-Acute Care Essentials16. Rehabilitative Care17. Secondary PreventionPart VI - Primary Prevention Essentials18. Primary PreventionPart VII - Evidence-based Practice19. Connecting data to clinical settingAppendix -Neuroscience TermsIndex