Stroke isa medical emergency that requires immediate medical attention. Withactive and efficient nursing management in the initial hours afterstroke onset and throughout subsequent care, effective recovery andrehabilitation is increased. Acute Stroke Nursing providesan evidence-based, practical text facilitating the provision ofoptimal stroke care during the primary prevention, acute andcontinuing care phases. This timely and comprehensive text is structured to followthe acute stroke pathway experienced by patients. It explores thecauses, symptoms and effects of stroke, and provides guidance onissues such as nutrition, continence, positioning, mobility andcarer support. The text also considers rehabilitation, dischargeplanning, palliative care and the role of the nurse within themulti-professional team. Acute Stroke Nursing is thedefinitive reference on acute stroke for all nurses and healthcareprofessionals wishing to extend their knowledge of strokenursing.
Evidence-based and practical in style, with case studies andpractice examples throughout Edited and authored by recognised stroke nursing experts,clinicians and leaders in the field of nursing practice, researchand education The first text to explore stroke management from UK andinternational perspectives, and with a nursing focus