Stroke Certification Study Guide for Nurses: Q&A Review for Exam Success

Stroke Certification Study Guide for Nurses: Q&A Review for Exam Success

by Kathy Morrison

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ISBN-13: 9780826119636
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 07/28/2017
Edition description: Study Guid
Pages: 182
Sales rank: 235,388
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Kathy J. Morrison, MSN, RN, CNRN, SCRN, FAHA, is a certified neuroscience nurse, a certified stroke nurse, a Fellow of the American Heart Association, and a recipient of the prestigious Pennsylvania State Nightingale Award for Clinical Nursing Excellence. As the stroke program manager for the Penn State Hershey Medical Center, she oversees all aspects of stroke care, from prehospital through stroke clinic follow-up. She played a pivotal role in Penn State Hershey Medical Center’s attainment of The Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center certification and has mentored many stroke program coordinators through the process of attaining Primary and Comprehensive Stroke Center certification. Ms. Morrison serves on The Joint Commission Expert Panel for Stroke Center certification standards.

Ms. Morrison’s published works have appeared in nursing journals and neuroscience course curricula. Her book, Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing, has been well received in the nursing community, both as a handy guide for stroke care nurses and as a preparation tool for the SCRN® certification exam. In addition to speaking nationally on stroke-related topics, she is active in community stroke screenings and awareness lectures and facilitates a regional stroke survivor support group. She established the Stroke Coordinators of Pennsylvania (SCoPA) in 2010—a group of stroke coordinators whose collaborative work has resulted in significant improvements in stroke care and outcomes in community hospitals across central Pennsylvania. She is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, a member of the American Heart Association Professional Education Committee and Hospital Accreditation Science Committee, a member of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses Advocacy Committee, and a board member of the Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses.

Table of Contents

Contents

Contributor

Preface

1. Background

Brief History of Stroke Care

Introduction of the Brain Attack Coalition

Nursing’s Leadership Role in Stroke Care

Nursing Certifications

2. About the SCRN® Exam

Certification Exam Overview

SCRN Eligibility Criteria

Exam Format

Exam Categories

Notification of Exam Results

Exam Administration

Scheduling an Exam Appointment

Rescheduling an Exam Appointment

Postponing an Exam Appointment

Canceling an Exam Application

Common Questions About the SCRN Exam

Maximizing Your Score

The Night Before the Exam

The Day of the Exam

3. Anatomy and Physiology

Questions

Answers

4. Preventive Care

Questions

Answers

5. Hyperacute Stroke Care: Prehospital and Emergency Department

Questions

Answers

6. Stroke Diagnostics

Questions

Answers

7. Acute Care

Questions

Neurologic Assessment

In the Intensive Care Unit

In the Stroke Unit

Answers

Neurologic Assessment

In the Intensive Care Unit

In the Stroke Unit

8. Medications

Questions

Answers

9. Postacute Care

Questions

Answers

10. Systems and Quality Care

Questions

Answers

11. Case Studies

Alicia M. Richardson

Questions

Answers

Appendices

Appendix A: Medications List

Appendix B: Neuroscience Glossary

Appendix C: List of National Stroke Care Guidelines

Index

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