Acute Stroke Care: A Manual from the University of Texas - Houston Stroke Team

Acute Stroke Care: A Manual from the University of Texas - Houston Stroke Team

by Ken Uchino, Jennifer Pary, James Grotta
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521674948

ISBN-13: 9780521674942

Pub. Date: 04/26/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

You have just encountered a possible stroke patient. You ask yourself, what should I do first? How do I know it is a stroke? Is it too late to reverse the damage? How do I do the right things in the right order? This book will help you answer these critical questions. It provides practical advice on the care of stroke patients in a range of acute settings. As new and…  See more details below

Overview

You have just encountered a possible stroke patient. You ask yourself, what should I do first? How do I know it is a stroke? Is it too late to reverse the damage? How do I do the right things in the right order? This book will help you answer these critical questions. It provides practical advice on the care of stroke patients in a range of acute settings. As new and effective treatments become available, and designated stroke centers are created, this guidebook will help inform the healthcare professionals responsible for delivering care. The content is arranged in chronological order, covering the things to consider in assessing and treating the patient in the emergency department, the stroke unit, and then on transfer to a rehabilitation facility. All types of stroke are covered. A comprehensive set of appendices contain useful reference information including dosing algorithms, conversion factors and stroke scales.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521674942
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/26/2007
Series:
Cambridge Pocket Clinicians Series
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 7.01(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Stroke in the emergency department; 2. What to do first; 3. Ischemic stroke; 4. TPA protocol; 5. Neurological deterioration in acute ischemic stroke; 6. Ischemic stroke prevention: why we do the things we do; 7. Transient ischemic attack (TIA); 8. Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH); 9. Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH); 10. Organization of stroke care; 11. Rehabilitation; Appendices 1-14.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >