ì[P]rovides a succinct yet comprehensive review of the evolution of stroke patient management. The text starts with a brief 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 measuresÖ.[The author] has done an excellent job of keeping this book appropriate for everyday use.î
óFrom the Foreword
Linda Littlejohns, MSN, RN, FAAN, CNRN
"The 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 library." Score: 98, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews
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. 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 embrace and incorporate into practice.
The book is organized consistently to foster rapid information retrieval. Each chapter includes objectives and such helpful features as ìFast Facts in a Nutshell,î 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.