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By Ken Uchino

You may have simply encountered a potential stroke sufferer. You wonder, what should still I do first? How do i do know it's a stroke? Is it too past due to opposite the wear and tear? How do I do definitely the right issues within the correct order? This publication can assist you resolution those serious questions. It offers sensible suggestion at the care of stroke sufferers in quite a number acute settings. As new and potent remedies turn into on hand, and particular stroke facilities are created, this guidebook may help tell the healthcare pros chargeable for offering care. The content material is prepared in chronological order, masking the issues to contemplate in assessing and treating the sufferer within the emergency division, the stroke unit, after which on move to a rehabilitation facility. every kind of stroke are lined. A complete set of appendices include valuable reference info together with dosing algorithms, conversion components and stroke scales.

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A. Donnan, R. A. Macdonell, J. J. McNeil, & A. G. Thrift, Incidence and outcome of subtypes of ischaemic stroke: initial results from the North East Melbourne stroke incidence study (NEMESIS). Cerebrovasc. Dis. 13 Reproduced with permission from S. Karger AG, Basel. AT PATIENT DISCHARGE Be sure you have determined or done the following: . What is the stroke location and mechanism? What strategies are we using to prevent another stroke? 31 n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n Ischemic stroke 32 n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n .

Dis. 13 Reproduced with permission from S. Karger AG, Basel. AT PATIENT DISCHARGE Be sure you have determined or done the following: . What is the stroke location and mechanism? What strategies are we using to prevent another stroke? 31 n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n Ischemic stroke 32 n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n . Is the patient on any antihypertensives, in particular ACE inhibitor? , aspirin, aspirin/ dipyridamole, or clopidogrel)? Is the patient’s LDL < 100 mg/dl and is he or she on a statin?

Don’t forget DVT prophylaxis. & Ask yourself why the patient still has a Foley catheter and IV fluids if the patient is being discharged soon. What is the disposition? Think about disposition early: & Consult physical therapy, occupational therapy and rehabilitation. & Contact primary care provider for follow-up. & Arrange home health care if indicated. 27 n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n Ischemic stroke 28 n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n DRUG THERAPY IN THE FIRST 72 HOURS (those most commonly started in our stroke unit) Antiplatelets .

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