"Discharge Instructions For Stroke Patients" Essays and Research Papers

  • Discharge Instructions For Stroke Patients

     Stroke and It’s Causes A stroke, also known as the sudden loss of brain function, is a medical condition that affects the brain. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving the brain tissues of oxygen. Within minutes, the cells of the brain normally die due to the absence of oxygen. Most studies show that a lack of oxygen in the brain is attributed to an obstruction in the flow of blood. (Edlow, 2008) Hippocrates, often...

    Atherosclerosis, Atrial fibrillation, Blood 1659  Words | 8  Pages

  • Stroke

    Stroke Name Herzing University Stroke Sensory perception is the way our body receives stimulus, that stimulus then creates a nerve impulse, and that nerve impulse is sent to a part of the brain to interpret that information. We use our nose, mouth, ears, eyes, and touch, to see the experience the world around us. People recovering from strokes may have a hard time adjusting to life depending on the severity of the stroke and what part of the brain becomes affected. One of the ways a stroke...

    Aspirator, Brain, Dysphagia 1060  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Management of Dysphagia in Stroke Patients

    management of dysphagia in stroke patients whether in long term or acute care is an important care delivery that nurses must pay close attention to. Nurses must take the time to assess stroke patients for dysphagia in order to prevent or reduce the risk of nutritional and hydration deficiency. Stroke occurs when there is inadequate blood flow (ischemia) the brain or hemorrhaging around the brain resulting in death of brain cells (Lewis, 2010). When a person suffers a stroke, parts of the body become...

    Aspiration pneumonia, Dysphagia, Eating 1035  Words | 3  Pages

  • Reflection on Commnication Stroke Patient

    is to discuss the communication skills used in the critical incident. This will include; definition of communication, the use of non-verbal and verbal communication skills, the barriers that affected communication with the patient and how these were overcome to return the patients autonomy. Driscoll’s (2000) identifies three processes when a nurse reflects on practice. They are: ‘What’ (returning to the situation), ‘So What’ (understanding the context) and ‘Now What’ (modifying future outcomes). By...

    Communication, Graphic communication, Nonverbal communication 1864  Words | 5  Pages

  • Health Teaching for Patients with Stroke

    greeted the patient and relative and assist them to their need. I have started to introduce myself by telling my name and my role as an emergency room and neuro nurse. I have told the relative and patient that I will be their nurse until I have transferred them to their room of choice or ICU department. Then I told them if they need anything they could ask for my assistance in health related concern for this patient. PAST AND PRESEN HEALTH CONDITION August 30, 2013 3:30am Patient Roman, 82...

    Atrial fibrillation, Blood pressure, Health 1087  Words | 4  Pages

  • An Example of a Discharge Teaching Plan for a Psychiatric Patient.

    Discharge Teaching Plan Patient History Patient is a white female admitted with Mood Disorder NOS and R/O Bipolar Disorder. She has a strong family history—mother is positive for Bipolar Disorder and Anxiety Disorder and has attempted suicide 3X since January. Her uncle is positive for Personality Disorder. Patient was raped at her stepfather, sexually abused by her Grandfather whom she resides, and physically abused by her biological father whom she resided with for 6 months, prior to moving...

    Antidepressant, Bipolar disorder, Citalopram 678  Words | 3  Pages

  • stroke

    Stroke I. Pathophysiology A. Ischemic Stroke 1. Results from blockage of a cerebral artery, leading to decreased blood flow. 2. Cerebral blood arteries dilate and constrict due a process called cerebral autoregulation. 3. This process is affected by stroke 4. One possible ischemic stroke occurs due to blockage of an intracranial vessel due to an embolus from a distant area (i.e. cardiogenic embolus), 5. Another possible ischemic stroke occurs due to in situ thrombosis of an intracranial vessel...

    Arterial blood gas, Artery, Atherosclerosis 1321  Words | 4  Pages

  • discharge

    DISCHARGE SUMMARY Patient Name: Benjamin Engelhart Patient ID: 112592 DOB: 10/05/1967 Age: 46 Sex: M Date of Admission: 11/14/2013 Date of Discharge: 11/17/2013 Admitting Physician: Bernard Kester, MD General Surgery Consultations: Procedures Performed: Laparoscopic Appendectomy with placement of RLQ drain 11/14/2013 Complications: None Discharge Diagnosis: Acute Superative Appendicitis; perforated Diagnostic Lab/Imaging: Lab results at the time of admission showed...

    Anorexia, Appendicectomy, Appendicitis 369  Words | 3  Pages

  • Stroke

    Stroke Definition: A stroke is the sudden death of the cells in a specific area of the brain caused by inadequate blood flow. Another name for it is cerebral vascular accident (CVA). A stroke is also called a brain attack. Description: A stroke occurs when an artery bursts or becomes closed when a blood clot lodges in it and blood flow is interrupted to that part of the brain. Blood circulating to that area of the brain served by the artery stops at the point of rupture, and the brain tissue...

    Atherosclerosis, Embolism, Hypertension 950  Words | 3  Pages

  • Right to Discharge

    Right to Discharge Discharge from the hospital is the point at which a patient leaves the hospital and returns home or is transferred to a rehabilitation facility or a nursing home. The discharge process typically centers on the specific medical instructions which will encourage the healing process necessary for a full recovery by the patient. The planning process or discharge planning is also a service which fully integrates the recovering patient’s needs just after the hospital stay. In many...

    Appeal, Hospital, Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 1065  Words | 4  Pages

  • Comprehensive Discharge Education

     Improving Individual Health Practices and Patient Understanding through Comprehensive Discharge Education Improving Individual Health Practices and Patient Understanding through Comprehensive Discharge Education. As healthcare enters a new frontier with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), millions of previously uninsured Americans will flood the healthcare market. As members of this complex and vast healthcare...

    Florence Nightingale, Health, Health care 1376  Words | 5  Pages

  • Stroke

    Stroke What is stroke? A stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are a medical emergency and prompt treatment is essential because the sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is likely to happen. Ischemic strokes Ischaemic strokes, the most common type of stroke, occur when blood clots block the flow of blood to the brain. Blood clots typically form in areas where the arteries have been narrowed...

    Atherosclerosis, Blood, Circulatory system 1496  Words | 7  Pages

  • Discharge Nurse Specialist

     Respiratory Discharge Nurse Specialist (Nurse Led Discharge) A Concept Paper for the course Evolving Roles of the Nurse in Education, Practice and Research Raymund Christopher R. dela Peña Saint Louis University Background Patients who are well enough for discharge are sometimes spending hours or days longer than they needed to in hospital waiting for the next doctor’s ward round. At the same time, patients in the emergency department are waiting for a bed to become available...

    Doctor-patient relationship, Healthcare occupations, Hospital 1154  Words | 8  Pages

  • Stroke Management

    Outline your priorities of care for Martin on his arrival in the emergency department at your major metropolitan hospital. Kirkness explains that priority should be given to airway management and oxygenation. Generally, all patients should be placed on oxygen. The head of the bed should be slightly elevated, and a cardiac monitor and intravenous access established. Unless there is hypotension, fluids should be administered judiciously to prevent cerebral edema. 2 Primary assessments are focused...

    Artery, Atherosclerosis, Blood pressure 1704  Words | 6  Pages

  • Bridging the Gap Between Hospital Discharge and Community

    were unplanned (Weiss, Yakusheva, and Bobay, 2011). For those patients who have a primary care provider and actually follow up as instructed within 1-2 weeks, 2/3 of those primary care providers will have not received a written discharge summary of the patient’s stay. On the other hand, a large percentage of patients either do not have access to primary care and if they do, they fail to follow up within 1-2 weeks after hospital discharge as instructed. This may may be the cause of a number of different...

    Health care, Health care provider, Hospital 1245  Words | 3  Pages

  • Appendix C/Patient Reports

    Acute Care Patient Reports Fill in the following table with a general description of each type of patient report, who may have to sign or authenticate it, and the standard time frame that JCAHO or AOA requires for it to be completed or placed in the patient’s record. Four of the reports have been done for you. |Name of Report |Brief Description of Contents |Who Signs the Report |Filing Standard | |Face Sheet |Patient identification...

    Anesthesia, Hospital, Medical diagnosis 425  Words | 3  Pages

  • Patient Care Plan For R

    priority order) PATIENT-CENTERED GOALS NURSING INTERVENTION RATIONALE EVALUATION Risk for hypovolemia related to excessive fluid loss secondary to caesarean section as evidenced by: Subjective Data: Patient states: “I feel lightheaded and weak.” Objective Data: Elevated pulse (97), blood loss from C-section of 704 mL, low hemoglobin (8.1) and hematocrit levels (24.7). (Before C-section, her hemoglobin levels were 13.1, her hematocrit levels 36). Short Term Goal Patient will exhibit no...

    Caesarean section, Childbirth, Goal 522  Words | 2  Pages

  • hcr210r4 appendix c patient reports

    Associate Level Material Appendix C Acute Care Patient Reports Fill in the following table with a general description of each type of patient report, who may have to sign or authenticate it, and the standard time frame that JCAHO or AOA requires for it to be completed or placed in the patient’s record. Four of the reports have been done for you. Name of Report Brief Description of Contents Who Signs the Report Filing Standard Face Sheet Patient identification, financial data, clinical information...

    Anesthesia, Hospital, Medical diagnosis 604  Words | 3  Pages

  • Patient Satisfaction

    Patient Satisfaction Patient satisfaction is at the core of patient centered medicine. Improved patient satisfaction not only leads to an enhanced patient experience—something every sick or injured patient deserves—it is also associated with improved treatment outcomes. Measuring and reporting on patient satisfaction with health care has become a major industry. Background Patient satisfaction is a widely used health care quality metric. However, the relationship between patient satisfaction and...

    Health care, Health care provider, Hospital 811  Words | 2  Pages

  • Care of a Patient in Acute Pain from Tkr

    Care of a Patient in Acute Pain from a Total Knee Replacement Jahaira Melendez Abstract Nursing care after a total knee replacement is very essential in promoting a speedy and safe recovery for a patient. In an attempt to replicate the knee’s natural ability to roll and glide as it bends by cutting away damaged bone and cartilage and replacing it with an artificial joint, acute pain following the procedure can be unbearable. In assisting the patient in controlling the pain would only guarantee...

    Autologous chondrocyte implantation, Joint, Knee 1721  Words | 5  Pages

  • Sample Checklist for Surgical Team Services (Admission/Discharge)

    | |MET |MET | |1.1 Evaluation of patient at the point of first contact to match the patient to surgical care | | a. Identifying the scope of care and treatment delivered to | | | | |patient either in the in-patient or ambulatory care setting | | | ...

    Hospital, Medicine, Organ transplant 631  Words | 6  Pages

  • Discharge Planning

    Kimberley Ayala Discharge Planning Checklist Discharging a patient from a hospital setting should be very easy, according to all of the patients that are in the hospital and don’t care about anything at the moment except getting home. While the patient is inpatient there are many things that could go wrong, however in house the patient is being controlled and managed. When a patient goes home there are no monitors or hourly blood draws to ensure their safety and survival. Discharge planning is not...

    Coronary artery bypass surgery, Hospital, Medical terms 753  Words | 2  Pages

  • Assessment of the Geriatric Patient with Multisystem Failure

    Assessment of Geriatric Patient with Multisystem Failure The initial immediate assessment of the patient would be to assess Mrs. Baker’s airway and breathing since she is having dyspnea. Next, obtain vital signs: respiration rate, blood pressure, temperature and pulse rate. The nurse should also listen to lung sounds. It would be extremely important to determine the oxygenation of the patient by placing a pulse oximeter on an available index finger while observing Mrs. Baker’s skin color, skin around...

    Assessment, Blood pressure, Brachial artery 1730  Words | 5  Pages

  • Instruction

    IPPR Instructions Use these assigned topics to complete your IPPR Lesson Plans: IPPR #1 Lesson Plan: Place value, integers, and computation (Module/Week 3) – Create a place mat and teach a lesson that will assist students with understanding place value and computation using integers (not decimals). IPPR #2 Lesson Plan: Problem Solving (Module/Week 5) – Multi-step word problem solving using formulas, fractions, or algebraic equations. Create or select a tool that could be used to teach and...

    Digital image, Digital photography, Education 615  Words | 3  Pages

  • Patient Portals Impact Patient Care

    Dyanna Thompson ENG-123-X6485 Leah Tewell 08/10/2014 Research Shows How Patient Portals Impact Patient Care Patient portals, which are secure web based applications, provide patients the ease of access to their health care records at any time. Some portals include features such as, obtaining prescription refills and lab results, and communicating with their provider. With close to 80% of the population in North America using the internet to seek out health information, portals continue to...

    Electronic health record, Health, Health care 1831  Words | 7  Pages

  • DISCHARGE SUMMARY

    DISCHARGE SUMMARY Patient Name: Adela Torres Patient ID: 132463 DOB: Age: 57 Sex: Female Date of Admission: 6/22/---- Date of Discharge: 6/25/---- Admitting Physician: Liam Medina, MD Consultations: Sachi Kto, MD, Dermatology Procedures Performed: Intravenis Hydration Complications: None Discharge Diagnosis: 1. Methotrexate related dermatitis. 2. Rheumatoid arthritis class 3 stage 4 3. Osteoporosis ...

    Anemia, Aphthous ulcer, Folic acid 333  Words | 2  Pages

  • Ischemic Stroke

    Introduction A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is partially or completely reduced, depriving the brain of necessary blood and oxygen and ultimately causing brain damage. There are two main types of stroke, ischemic and hemorrhagic, but for the purpose of this paper, the focus will be on ischemic stroke. Ischemic strokes account for approximately 87% of all stoke cases and occur as the result of an obstruction within a blood vessel that supplies blood to the brain. The obstruction...

    Atherosclerosis, Embolism, Hypertension 1878  Words | 5  Pages

  • stroke nursing intervention

    Stroke treatment, Alzheimer Most common cause of stroke-thrombus by atherosclerosis Embolus-2nd most common Hemorrhage-90yr old+, cerebral artery problem ER care • Thrombus and Embolus-anticoagulant • Hemorrhage-heparin • Know the cause and prioritizing the intervention • Airway-Hemiplegia Pt easily gets tongue obstruction • Turn the head to the side • 10-30* HOB for better venous return • O2 • IV • VS • Assessment-Neuro, pupil, Glasgow coma scale, Ask Pt Q ex) Raise your hand...

    Aphasia, Dementia, Expressive aphasia 1229  Words | 6  Pages

  • Stroke powerpoint

    STROKE By: Courtney Evans WHAT IS A STROKE?  A stroke occurs when blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and food. AREAS AFFECTED  Depending on the type of stroke, different areas of the brain will be affected, but generally speaking if the frontal lobe is affected ones motor skills, higher processing, speech, and planning will be affected. If the parietal lobe is affected ones association areas and attention areas will be affected...

    Atherosclerosis, Blood, Cerebrum 795  Words | 12  Pages

  • Stroke

    Influence of availability of clinical history on detection of early stroke Using unenhanced CT and diffusion-weighted MR imaging Source Mullins ME, Lev MH, Schellingerhout D, Koroshetz WJ, Gonzalez RG, Department of Radiology, Division of Neuroradiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114, USA. OBJECTIVE: The radiologic diagnosis of stroke requires accurate detection and appropriate interpretation of relevant imaging findings; both detection and interpretation...

    Magnetic resonance imaging, Medical imaging, Medical ultrasonography 345  Words | 2  Pages

  • Discharge Summary

    HILLCREST MEDICAL CENTER DISCHARGE SUMMARY Patient Name: Gerald Edwards Hospital No.: 11058 Date of Admission: 07/15/2010 Date of Discharge: 07/20/2010 Consultations: Gary Shelton, DPM and Midori Okano, MD Procedures: Complicated incision and drainage, right foot, on 07/17/2010. Complications: None Admitting Diagnosis: Known diabetes mellitus. Ulceration of right foot. HISTORY: The patient is a 53-year-old black individual, who has had diabetes for at least...

    Diabetes, Diabetes mellitus, Diabetic retinopathy 579  Words | 3  Pages

  • Stroke Prevention

    Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States (National Stroke Association, 2010). Stroke is also a leading cause of disability. Approximately every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke which is about 795,000 per year (National stroke Association, 2010). The incidence of stroke makes it a major health problem in the United States. Prevention and early intervention is the key to reducing death and disability from stroke. Cost effective prevention strategies are...

    Blood pressure, Epidemiology, Health 2223  Words | 7  Pages

  • Improving Patient Experience Outline

    Improving Patient Experience Outline Introduction: One of the most crucial responsibilities of the CEO in a hospital is to ensure that each patient is receiving the best medical care that the hospital can provide. In order to do that, hospitals need to incorporate business initiatives into their setting so they can gain loyal customers. Thesis, or main claim: Using the Net Promoter System or NPS in a hospital setting can drastically improve the overall patient experience because of the useful...

    Health care, Health care provider, Health insurance 582  Words | 2  Pages

  • Discharge Summary

    DISCHARGE SUMMARY Patient name: Emma Parker Hospial No: 11259 Admitted: 09/25/13 Discharged: 10/01/13 Consultations: Carol Dodd, M.D, Orthopedics Saul Thompson, M.D., Cardiology Procedure: Open reduction, internal fixation of right hip. Complication: Elevated cardiac enzymes postop. Admitting Diagnosis: Acute intertrochanteric fracture of right hip. ENTERING STATEMENT: This 69-year-old black female patient was brought to the ER after she sustain an injury to her...

    Blood, Blood sugar, Blood type 593  Words | 3  Pages

  • Pathophysiology of Stroke

    | 1. Based on the information in the case study, which type of stroke is Mrs Smith likely to have suffered? Mrs Smith has demonstrated the clinical manifestations of a trans ischaemic attack (TIA) the symptoms of a the TIA are similar to a Ischaemic stroke although patients become asymptomatic within 24 hours and in seventy five percent of patients they become asymptomatic of any neurological dysfunction or deficits within an hour of the onset of the...

    Atherosclerosis, Blood, Embolism 841  Words | 4  Pages

  • Asthma and Patient

    Nursing management for a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease begins with assessment; gathering information from the patient including detailed medical history, present symptoms and evaluate findings of diagnostic tests. Symptoms vary with each patient, but may include chronic cough, clubbing of the fingers, chest tightness, weight loss, cyanosis, difficulty breathing with a higher rate of respirations and difficulty sleeping (Weber, 2008). It is common for patients suffering from difficulty...

    Arterial blood gas, Asthma, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 1347  Words | 6  Pages

  • Joint Commission- National Patient Safety Goals

    Joint Commission- National Patient Safety Goals Kathy Linkous University of West Florida Joint Commission- National Patient Safety Goals The Joint Commission focuses on certain goals each year. For patient safety and positive outcomes, hospitals are required to follow certain standards. National Patient Safety Goals were established in 2002 to help identify areas of concern with patient safety. This group is made up by a panel of experts including nurses, doctors, pharmacists and many other...

    Hospital, Hospital accreditation, Joint Commission 1443  Words | 7  Pages

  • Stroke and Red Blood Cells

    accident or a stroke is the destruction of brain substance, resulting from thrombosis, intracranial hemorrhage, or embolism, which causes vascular insufficiency. In addition, it is an area of the brain denied blood and oxygen that is required and damage is done to a part of the cells. The effect of the patient depends upon where the damage occurs and the severity of the stroke. Each year alone about 150,000 people in America die from a stroke or are seriously disabled. Stroke is among the top...

    Artery, Atherosclerosis, Blood 1151  Words | 4  Pages

  • Patient Education

    role in Patient Education By Shannon Reidt, PharmD and Todd D. Sorensen, PharmD Upon conclusion of this program, the pharmacist should be able to: 1. Explain the need for pharmacist-based patient education. 2. List the steps recommended for the pharmacist-conducted patient education process. 3. Describe the recommended components of the pharmacist-conducted patient education. 4. Evaluate the evidence supporting patient medication education. 5. Explain the role of OBRA-90 on patient medication...

    Health care, Health care provider, Medical prescription 2164  Words | 7  Pages

  • Fetal Stroke

    Fetal Stroke causing Developmental learning Disabilities | Curry College, Psy 3350 | Dwayne Wilson 5/5/2010 | A very starry time if life is when you find out something is wrong but don’t have an answer for the reason why. My daughter, Schae had processing delay troubles from the beginning. After many tests, the last being an MRI we found that She had an In utero stoke in the frontal lobe. As part of my research I found a great deal of information on the effects of a stroke but only...

    Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Developmental disability, Disability 2420  Words | 7  Pages

  • Physical Examination and B. Discharge Summary

     subjective information B. objective information C. an assessment D. a diagnosis   2. In a hospital setting, the care provider takes the patient's history, details the reason the patient is being admitted and performs a physical exam. The report of this information is known as the:  A. initial progress note B. discharge summary C. history and physical D. SOAP note   3. The SOAP documentation format is most commonly used in which healthcare setting?  A. hospital inpatient B. physician's office ...

    Health care provider, Hospital, Illness 853  Words | 6  Pages

  • Case 4- Discharge Summary

    DISCHARGE SUMMARY Patient Name: Adela Torres Patient ID: 132463 Date of Admission: 6/22/---- Date of Discharge: 6/25/---- Admitting Physician: Leon Medina, MD, Internal Medicine Consultations: Sachi Kato, MD, Dermatology Procedures Performed: Intravenous Hydration. Complications: None. Admitting Diagnosis: Stomatitis possibly methotrexate related. HOSPITAL COURSE: This 57-year-old Cuban female was admitted from my office for treatment of severe stomatitis...

    Anemia, Cholesterol, Folic acid 347  Words | 3  Pages

  • Reflection: Patient and Surgery Center

    prepare for and perform discharge, and cleaning the area that was used by disinfecting, tossing and replacing linens, and moving the bed to an empty room in pre-op. We receive report from the circulating nurse and the nurse anesthetist when they first bring the patient to recovery. Together we hook the patient up to the monitors and record the first set of vitals together. These include: blood pressure, heart rate, respirations, temperature, pulse ox, pain (if patient is conscious), and an ECG...

    Anesthesia, Inflammation, Otitis media 1454  Words | 4  Pages

  • Discharge Summary

    HISTORY AND PHYSICAL EXAMINATION or EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT TREATMENT RECORD Patient Name: Putul Barua Patient ID: 135799 DOB: 1970 Age: 42 Sex: Male Room No.: CCU 4 Date of Admission/Date of Arrival: 01/07/2012 Admitting/Attending Physician: Simon Williams, MD Admitting Diagnosis: 1. Rule out myocardial infarction. 2. History of TB 3. Hemoptysis. 4. Status post embolectomy. Chief Complaint: Tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, fast heart rate. HISTORY...

    Cardiology, Heart, History 567  Words | 3  Pages

  • Carotid Artery Disease and Stroke

    Carotid Artery Disease and Stroke Oxygenated blood is carried from the heart to the face and brain by the carotid arteries one on each side of the neck. The carotid arteries (common) bifurcate and become the internal carotid artery (ICA) and the external carotid artery (ECA). Blood supply to the brain is mainly through the internal carotid artery and the vertebral arteries (1). Blood flow to the brain is affected by carotid artery disease. Carotid artery disease is the narrowing (stenosis) or...

    Atherosclerosis, Blood, Blood vessel 1675  Words | 5  Pages

  • Stroke

    OUTLINE I. Introduction II. What is a stroke? A. Symptoms of a stroke B. Factors leading to strokes 1. Medical conditions that increase your stroke risk 2. Controllable risk factors 3. Uncontrollable risk factors III. Diagnose and treatment A. How a stroke is diagnosed . The status of stroke: Statistical information ...

    Atherosclerosis, Blood, Brain 3144  Words | 11  Pages

  • Patient Compliance and Patient Education

    acquiescing, or yielding. The patient is passively abide by the advice and yield to the health care professional. It has a dictatorial connotation. The patient abides by the goals of the health professional. In contrast, the terms adherence and collaboration are used to describe implied that patients have more autonomy and independent in following their treatment planning. Adherence is based on patient-centered model; through research, it has shown to promote patient satisfaction and health outcomes...

    Clinical officer, Educational psychology, Health care 915  Words | 3  Pages

  • Research Summary Heat Stroke

    Summary Heat stroke is defined by Knochel and Ouchama (2002, p. 1978) as “a core body temperature that rises above 40°C (105°F) and that is accompanied by hot, dry skin and central nervous system abnormalities such as delirium, convulsions, or coma.” Heat stroke can be the result of either exposure to a high environmental temperature or from an elevated core temperature due to strenuous exercise. However, due to the presentation of an ‘unconscious unknown’ the diagnosis of heat stroke can be a difficult...

    Fever, Heat, Hyperthermia 1450  Words | 7  Pages

  • Teaching Plan for Npo Patient

    1 Running head: Teaching plan for NPO patient Teaching plan for NPO patient Dona Hubbard Hampton University NUR-327-01-F07 Georgiana Bougher and Brenda Rhea November 3, 2007 Teaching plan 2 The purpose of a teaching plan is to educate a patient about treatment, medications, diet, or any procedure that pertains to their care. If the client is educated then there is a better chance that they will be compliant with the instructions for their care. The nurse gathers subjective...

    Education, Educational psychology, Evaluation 685  Words | 3  Pages

  • Patient Navigator

    interventions and outcomes Initiates communication with patients before screening and diagnostic procedures/treatments Informs patients of services and resources Increases health awareness in individuals The Patient Navigator will establish early contact with cancer patients within the community to eliminate the barriers to timely diagnosis and treatment. This position will compassionately provide patients with resources, support programs and services available through...

    American Cancer Society, Cancer, Health care 1421  Words | 5  Pages

  • Patient Escorts at City Hospital

    Assignment Patient Escorts at City Hospital City Hospital is located in the heart of a large Midwestern city. It is one of five major hospitals in the area and has recently built a small addition for treating well-known patients, such as professional football players, top company executives, and singing stars. Visiting or local celebrities always choose City Hospital if they need treatment. City Hospital has about 1200 hospital beds and employs 4500 individuals, including about 40 patient escorts...

    Hospital, Human resource management, Human resources 1400  Words | 5  Pages

  • Patient Teaching Plan

     Patient teaching plan Cleven Isidor HSC-175 Mrs. Scott, MSN, RN-C Patient teaching plan During a clinical rotation we come into contact with many patients, from many different backgrounds, with many different disease processes which effect their systems. Each patient has their own manifestations, of signs and symptoms, along with courses of action which are taken to best meet their individual needs. One of the tools used when caring for a patient is education. CDC.gov states “A well-informed...

    Clostridium difficile, Education, Medical diagnosis 1379  Words | 8  Pages

  • Effects of Stroke (Cva)

    are many risk factors associated with stroke. The more risk factors a person has, the greater the chance that he or she will have a stroke. Some of these you have no control of, such as increasing age, family health history, race and gender. But you can change or treat most other risk factors to lower your risk. The chance of having a stroke more than doubles every decade after the age of 55. The chance is greater in people who have a family history of stroke. African Americans have a much higher...

    Blood, Blood vessel, Circulatory system 996  Words | 3  Pages

  • Research paper on stroke

    Stroke 1 Stroke Strokes have been around for thousands of years. Hippocrates recognized and described what we now call strokes as the onset of sudden paralysis. In ancient times stroke was called apoplexy and this term was applied to anyone who suddenly became struck down with paralysis. Physicians during that time knew very little about stroke and the only thing that could be done for the condition was to feed and care for the patient. "The first person to investigate apoplexy was a Swiss scientist...

    Artery, Atherosclerosis, Blood 1529  Words | 5  Pages

  • CVA Stroke Research

     CVA: Stroke Information You Should Know Medical Terminology – Online March 4th, 2012 Abstract A cerebrovascular attack, more commonly known as a stroke, occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is either blocked, also known as an ischemic stroke, or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, known as a hemorrhagic stroke. Symptoms are sudden and include, but are not limited to, numbness in the face, arms or legs, especially on one side of the body, confusion, and problems with normal actions...

    Blood, Brain, Hypertension 1247  Words | 4  Pages

  • Patient Education

    Psychosocial Factors and Patient Education 09 Oct 11 Zahava Ohana Homework Week Two (1) Give examples of psychosocial factors that affect the health care professional and the effect those factors could have on the patient education; Patient’s background. For example, that patient came from a background that does not believe on any medicines. They go to a “voodoo doctor” for some spiritual interventions and they are content on that. Because they are not too well educated or maybe it is...

    Health, Health care, Health care provider 1281  Words | 4  Pages

  • Stroke Education Pamphlet

    risk for stroke and they are not aware of the symptoms, what to do if they occur and how to modify or manage these risk factors. If you or someone you are with are experiencing signs of a stroke DIAL 911!! Repeat after me! DIAL 911 What is a Stroke? A stroke is a brain injury that occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bursts and causes bleeding, this is the important reason why we no longer give Aspirin before being seen by a medical professional for signs of a stroke. Without...

    Artery, Atherosclerosis, Blood vessel 838  Words | 3  Pages

  • Patient Teaching

    Patient Teaching: Importance of Repositioning Sean Crayton University of Toledo College of Nursing Patient Teaching: Importance of Repositioning Assessment of Patients Learning Needs M.C. is an elderly male who was admitted and treated for a fall and hip fracture. He had surgery, is bed ridden but is soon to be released. He and his family need proper teaching on the importance of reposition as to avoid obtaining pressure ulcers during his limitations to extensive bed rest and staying off...

    Education, Intelligence, Learning 1082  Words | 4  Pages

  • Stroke Rehabilitation

    Evidence behind stroke rehabilitation Stroke is a common and serious condition for which there is no routinely available curative treatment. Because of the high burden of disability and the lack of a widely applicable medical treatment, much of post-stroke care relies upon rehabilitation interventions. This article will discuss the evidence behind stroke rehabilitation interventions. but before doing so we need to define some terminology. Rehabilitation has a rather non-specific definition: “a problem...

    Cochrane Collaboration, Cochrane Library, Evidence-based medicine 2758  Words | 9  Pages

  • An exploration into the investigations used to diagnose stroke

    of the investigations used to diagnose stroke Methods Used to Diagnose a stroke There are many different tests that can be carried out to help diagnose a stroke. The main way in which they are found is by using brain imaging so that they are able to pick up any visual issues. Brain imaging allows the doctors to understand whether the stroke was ischemic or hemorrhagic. It also allows them to determine how severe it was. Those who have suffered from a stroke must have a brain scan within 24hours to...

    Brain, Magnetic resonance imaging, Medical imaging 1797  Words | 5  Pages

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