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This sought-after companion to the author’s popular Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing is a must-have study guide for nurses seeking Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN®) status. It contains comprehensive information about the exam, answers to commonly asked questions, and savvy tips for maximizing your score, along with 300 practice questions and answers with rationales.
Designed to prepare nurses for the multiple-choice format of the certification exam, questions are arranged in chapters correlating with the logical sequence and flow of the exam and reflect the percentage of questions in each exam category. Case studies facilitate the application of knowledge with various examples of common stroke patient situations. A complete practice exam with answers and detailed rationales enables neuroscience nurses, stroke care coordinators, and related specialists to ascertain their strengths and weaknesses. Appendices include a list of medications, national stroke guidelines, and neuroscience terms.
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- Promotes comprehensive and rigorous study for the SCRN exam
- Helps neuroscience nurses, stroke care coordinators, and related specialists maximize their scores
- Contains 300 exam-style questions with correct answers and detailed rationales along with a complete practice exam
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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
Brief History of Stroke Care
Introduction of the Brain Attack Coalition
Nursing’s Leadership Role in Stroke Care
2. About the SCRN® Exam
Certification Exam Overview
SCRN Eligibility Criteria
Notification of Exam Results
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
4. Preventive Care
5. Hyperacute Stroke Care: Prehospital and Emergency Department
6. Stroke Diagnostics
7. Acute Care
In the Intensive Care Unit
In the Stroke Unit
In the Intensive Care Unit
In the Stroke Unit
9. Postacute Care
10. Systems and Quality Care
11. Case Studies
Alicia M. Richardson
Appendix A: Medications List
Appendix B: Neuroscience Glossary
Appendix C: List of National Stroke Care Guidelines