By Jane Williams, Lin Perry, Caroline Watkins
Chapter 1 atmosphere the Scene (pages 1–16): Professor Caroline Watkins and Michael Leathley
Chapter 2 constructing Stroke providers: A Key function for Nursing and Nurses (pages 17–32): Christopher R. Burton
Chapter three what's a Stroke? (pages 33–65): Anne W. Alexandrov
Chapter four Acute Stroke Nursing administration (pages 66–90): Anne W. Alexandrov
Chapter five dietary features of Stroke Care (pages 91–122): Professor Lin Perry and Elizabeth Boaden
Chapter 6 selling Continence (pages 123–151): Kathryn Getliffe and Wendy Brooks
Chapter 7 administration of actual Impairments Post?Stroke (pages 152–183): Cherry Kilbride and Rosie Kneafsey
Chapter eight verbal exchange (pages 184–204): Jane Marshall, Katerina Hilari and Madeline Cruice
Chapter nine temper and Behavioural alterations (pages 205–221): Peter Knapp
Chapter 10 Minimally Responsive Stroke sufferers (pages 222–240): Elaine Pierce and Aeron Ginnelly
Chapter eleven Rehabilitation and restoration strategies (pages 241–262): Dr Jane Williams and Julie Pryor
Chapter 12 Stroke and Palliative Care: a tough blend? (pages 263–274): Christopher R. Burton and Sheila Payne
Chapter thirteen decreasing the chance of Stroke (pages 275–308): Peter Humphrey, Jo Gibson and Stephanie Jones
Chapter 14 Longer?Term aid for Survivors and Supporters (pages 309–330): Louise Brereton and Jill Manthorpe
Chapter 15 Stroke assets for execs, sufferers and Carers (pages 331–341): Graham Williamson
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Additional info for Acute Stroke Nursing
Stroke patients used to be, you know, needed a lot of care but we couldn’t do much else. All that has changed. Now, we’re learning so much more about it, and about the possibilities, and developing new treatments and ways to deliver these. It’s an exciting place to work. (Stroke specialist nurse, New South Wales) Introduction As the third most common cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in most countries, stroke is an important neurovascular disease. This chapter provides an overview of the processes entailed in development of a stroke, the Acute stroke nursing Edited by Jane Williams, Lin Perry and Caroline Watkins © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Stroke of undetermined aetiology This classification of stroke mechanism, which is also called ‘cryptogenic’ stroke, is reserved for patients in whom no aetiological factor can be identified, patients with incomplete aetiological work-up, or patients with more than one contributing aetiological factor (Adams et al. 1993). Because determination of stroke mechanism can be challenging, not surprisingly, in the NINDS Stroke Data Bank, 28% of patients fell into this TOAST category (Foulkes et al. 1988).
This initiative provides an overview of local performance, together with regional and national comparisons, which can be used to highlight priorities for local stroke service and practice development. A similar approach is being led in Australia through clinician representatives at the National Stroke Foundation. Patient-led services Internationally, changes in relationships between the public, patients and health care provider organisations are bringing about changes in service orientation. The publication of Creating a Patient-led NHS (Department of Health 2005b) intended to refocus the organisation and delivery of health services closer to the needs and aspirations of patients.
Acute Stroke Nursing by Jane Williams, Lin Perry, Caroline Watkins