By Jane Williams, Lin Perry, Caroline Watkins
Stroke is a scientific emergency. With energetic and effective nursing administration within the preliminary hours after stroke onset, powerful restoration and rehabilitation is elevated. Acute Stroke Nursing offers nurses with a present, evidenced dependent, useful textual content facilitating the supply of optimum stroke care through the fundamental prevention and acute phases.This well timed and functional textual content is dependent to persist with the extreme stroke pathway skilled through sufferers. It explores the indications, explanations and results of stroke and offers information on matters reminiscent of nutrients, continence, positioning, mobility and continence. The textual content additionally considers rehabilitation. discharge making plans, palliative care and the function of the nurse in the multiprofessional group. Acute Stroke Nursing is an important consultant to the administration of acute stroke for all nurses healthcare professional wishing to increase their wisdom of stroke nursing
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However, the nursing contribution to the development of patient management 22 Acute Stroke Nursing strategies may be limited, and may only include putting into operation the decisions of others (Gibbon 1999). Burton’s (2003) description of therapeutic nursing in stroke requires a more meaningful degree of interaction between the patient and nurse, the key purpose of which is the development of coping strategies and the maintenance and improvement of well-being over time. This focus mirrors to some extent the interpretive nursing function identified by Kirkevold (1997).
This exploration provides the basis for identifying the knowledge, skills and expertise that nurses bring to stroke service development. A range of policy and professional initiatives that are driving changes in the configuration of services and clinical practice in the UK will then be considered. Service development Health services in general, and stroke services in particular, appear to be in a continual state of flux, responding to changes in health policy and new evidence for practice. However, it is clear that despite the dissemination of evidence 18 Acute Stroke Nursing through National Clinical Guidelines (Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party 2008a), translation of this evidence into improvements for patients has been limited.
Chapter 2 Developing stroke services: a key role for nursing and nurses Christopher R. Burton Key points • • • • Stroke services are coming of age, being recognised internationally as a priority for practice and policy development. Nursing has a key contribution to make within this, at many levels. Stroke nursing role development is occurring within specialist and generalist dimensions. It is important that nursing remains in touch with its essentially patientfocused core. Introduction This chapter focuses on stroke service development and explores the potential that nursing can bring to this.
Acute Stroke Nursing by Jane Williams, Lin Perry, Caroline Watkins