By Jane Williams, Lin Perry, Caroline Watkins
Stroke is a scientific emergency. With lively and effective nursing administration within the preliminary hours after stroke onset, powerful restoration and rehabilitation is elevated. Acute Stroke Nursing offers nurses with a present, evidenced dependent, useful textual content facilitating the supply of optimum stroke care throughout the basic prevention and acute phases.This well timed and sensible textual content is based to stick to the intense stroke pathway skilled through sufferers. It explores the indications, motives and results of stroke and offers information on matters reminiscent of food, continence, positioning, mobility and continence. The textual content additionally considers rehabilitation. discharge making plans, palliative care and the position of the nurse in the multiprofessional group. Acute Stroke Nursing is an important advisor to the administration of acute stroke for all nurses healthcare professional wishing to increase their wisdom of stroke nursing
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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.
This focus mirrors to some extent the interpretive nursing function identified by Kirkevold (1997). Although recognising this function is important in helping patients to come to terms with the consequences of stroke, the major focus on Kirkevold’s analysis is restricted to the early stages of stroke, and does not include the development of coping skills for rebuilding life with stroke. To date, theoretical descriptions of the nursing role in stroke appear to focus on the provision of interventions which are technical, managerial and therapeutic in nature.
Stroke nursing is now a rewarding specialism and provides opportunities for nurses to become active in exciting cutting-edge clinical practice, research and education. This book aims to inspire and enthuse nurses to become involved and drive the specialism forward. , 2007, Guidelines for the early management of adults with ischemic stroke: a guideline from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Stroke Council, Clinical Cardiology Council, Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention Council, and the Atherosclerotic Peripheral Vascular Disease and Quality of Care Outcomes in Research Interdisciplinary Working Groups: the American Academy of Neurology 14 Acute Stroke Nursing affirms the value of this guideline as an educational tool for neurologists, Stroke, vol.