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The continuum of stroke care: an interprofessional approach to evidence-based care

The continuum of stroke care: an interprofessional approach to evidence-based care

Livesay, Sarah L., editor; Hickey, Joanne V., editor

Stroke treatment, technology, and research have seen astounding advances over the last twenty years. Yet stroke remains a leading cause of death and disability in the United States and worldwide. The challenge for clinicians? Stay current and deliver optimal patient care, by understanding that the best prevention and the most positive outcomes are being achieved by inter-professional teams. Addressing every phase of current stroke care, The Continuum of Stroke Care is your essential how-to for delivering safe, effective outcomes with interprofessional teamwork. Each chapter is written by clinicians with cutting-edge expertise and clinically grounded insight. Practical and comprehensive, the book also fully covers both the advances of the last few decades and upcoming innovations in stroke care. Absorb the latest in research-based methods and team care. This book: Outlines the current evidence-based stroke care system, based on international best practices; Addresses care from pre- to post-hospitalization, including rehabilitation and post-stroke community integration, stroke quality indicators, and program evaluation; Offers clinical pearls and case studies that strengthen understanding of comprehensiveness in all phases of care; Provides scientific and clinical evidence and insights to strengthen understanding of stroke pathophysiology, management, and recovery; Outlines models of practice and care for implementation and ongoing utilization of coordinated interprofessional teams in stroke care; Offers recommendations for creating safer, more reliable outcomes important to patients, providers, and organizations; Outlines American Stroke Association's Stroke Chain of Survival information regarding pre-hospital stroke care. This book is an essential clinical resource for nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, stroke coordinators, occupational therapists, speech therapists, physical therapists, case managers, social workers, and the entire interprofessional clinical team. - Publisher

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English. Electronic books.
Published Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer 2016
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Statement of responsibility: [edited by] Joanne V. Hickey, PhD, RN, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAAN, FCCM, Patricia L. Starck/PARTNERS Professor of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing, Houston, Texas, Sarah L. Livesay, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, ACNS-BC, SCRN, Assistant Professor, Rush University College of Nursing, Chicago, illinois
ISBN: 1496317564, 9781451193466, 9781496317568
Note: Print version record.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 381 pages) : color illustrations
Subject: Stroke therapy.; MEDICAL Clinical Medicine.; Health care teams.; MEDICAL Diseases.; MEDICAL Evidence-Based Medicine.; MEDICAL Internal Medicine.; HEALTH & FITNESS Diseases General.; Evidence-Based Practice methods.; Evidence-based medicine.; Cerebrovascular disease Treatment.; Patient Care Team.
Alternative Title: Stroke care
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  1. Stroke epidemiology, definition, burden, and prevention / Joanne V. Hickey
  2. Development of stroke systems of care / Claranne Mathiesen and Sarah L. Livesay
  3. Interprofessional teams in stroke care / Patricia A. Blissitt
  4. Prehospital care / Sarah L. Livesay
  5. Diagnostics for stroke / Cynthia Bautista and Sarah L. Livesay
  6. Ischemic stroke / Karen B. Seagraves and Sarah L. Livesay
  7. Intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke / Christy Casper and Alexandra Graves
  8. Subarachnoid hemorrhage / Mary L. King
  9. Management of stroke-related complications / Mary Guhwe, Susan Chioffi, and Kelly Blessing
  10. Stroke rehabilitation / Terrie M. Black, Pamela S. Roberts, Sarah L. Livesay, and Joanne V. Hickey
  11. Poststroke reintegration into the community / Lindy Suarez
  12. Quality, outcomes, and program evaluation for stroke / Joanne V. Hickey and Sarah L. Livesay
  13. Future of stroke care / Sarah L. Livesay and Joanne V. Hickey.