This course has been Approved for 8 hours by the Commission on Case Manager Certification for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 1/15/10 through 12/31/10, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with information about stroke prevention and outline nursing care for the acute and rehabilitative care of a patient with a stroke. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to —
- Discuss trends in stroke prevention and management.
- Summarize the nursing role in the initial treatment of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
- Describe the nursing role in the care of the patient with stroke in the acute care setting.
- Discuss principles and strategies used in stroke rehabilitation.
- State strategies used in the rehabilitation of the stroke patient with mobility and self-care deficits.
- Identify strategies in the rehabilitation of stroke patients with cognitive, sensory and perceptual deficits.
- Describe techniques used in the management of the stroke patient with dysphasia.
- Discuss approaches used in the management of the stroke patient with communication deficits.
- Describe strategies used in the management of the stroke patient with elimination impairments or sexual dysfunction.
- Discuss psychosocial issues faced by the stroke patient and identify planning necessary for successful community transition.