Acute Stroke Nursing

Acute Stroke Nursing

Editor(s): Jane Williams, Lin Perry, Caroline Watkins

Published Online: 3 FEB 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405161046

Online ISBN: 9781444318838

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318838

About this Book

Stroke is a medical emergency that requires immediate medical attention. With active and efficient nursing management in the initial hours after stroke onset and throughout subsequent care, effective recovery and rehabilitation is increased. Acute Stroke Nursing provides an evidence-based, practical text facilitating the provision of optimal stroke care during the primary prevention, acute and continuing care phases.

This timely and comprehensive text is structured to follow the acute stroke pathway experienced by patients. It explores the causes, symptoms and effects of stroke, and provides guidance on issues such as nutrition, continence, positioning, mobility and carer support. The text also considers rehabilitation, discharge planning, palliative care and the role of the nurse within the multi-professional team. Acute Stroke Nursing is the definitive reference on acute stroke for all nurses and healthcare professionals wishing to extend their knowledge of stroke nursing.

  • Evidence-based and practical in style, with case studies and practice examples throughout
  • Edited and authored by recognised stroke nursing experts, clinicians and leaders in the field of nursing practice, research and education
  • The first text to explore stroke management from UK and international perspectives, and with a nursing focus

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 1

      Setting the Scene (pages 1–16)

      Professor Caroline Watkins and Michael Leathley

    3. Chapter 8

      Communication (pages 184–204)

      Jane Marshall, Katerina Hilari and Madeline Cruice

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