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How can we impact on stroke outcomes?

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Authors: Bernard Gibbon is senior lecturer, University of Manchester; Jo Gibson is senior lecturer, Clinical Practice Research Unit, University of Central Lancashire; Catherine Elizabeth Lightbody is senior research fellow, Clinical Practice Research Unit, University of Central Lancashire; Kathryn Radford is associate professor, University of Nottingham; Caroline Watkins is professor of stroke and older people’s care and school director of research, Clinical Practice Research Unit, University of Central Lancashire.  

 

THIS ARTICLE WILL TELL YOU ABOUT

  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Psychological intervention after stroke
  • Secondary prevention of stroke
  • Driving after stroke

 

YOU WOULD BE LIKELY TO REFERENCE THIS ARTICLE IF YOU WERE RESEARCHING:

  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Stroke survivorship
  • Vocational rehabilitation

 

IN WHAT SITUATIONS WILL THIS ARTICLE BE USEFUL FOR ME?

This article will give you an understanding of stroke rehabilitation and will be useful to you if you have a placement on a stroke unit. You may also nurse patients who have had a stroke in the past and who are now being treated for another condition.  This article explains the importance and the role of the multidisciplinary team. Psychological care is an important aspect of rehabilitation. People who have had a stroke are at risk of recurrence and this article details how their risk of recurrence can be reduced.

 

QUESTIONS FOR YOUR MENTOR/TUTOR

  • What is the importance of the national stroke strategy?
  • How can nurses impact on stroke outcomes?

 

STUDENT NT DECODER 

  • Stroke:  Also known as a cerebrovascular attack (CVA) is when a blood clot in an artery or a haemorrhage  into the brain causes damage. A clot is much more common than a bleed.
  • Secondary prevention: measures taken to prevent an event which has occurred already, in this case stroke.

 

 

 

 

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