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AANN Comprehensive Review for Stroke Nursing (E-Book)

AANN Comprehensive Review for Stroke Nursing (E-Book)

The AANN Comprehensive Review for Stroke Nursing e-book is a comprehensive resource for nurses preparing for the Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN) exam and those looking for a review of current best practices for providing stroke care. This evidence-based book covers key topics listed on the SCRN exam blueprint, including anatomy and physiology, preventive care, hyperacute care, stroke diagnostics, acute care, medications, postacute care, and systems and quality care.

The AANN Comprehensive Review for Stroke Nursing is also available in print format. Or, save money by purchasing the print and e-book bundle.

Using the online Learning Management System (LMS), you can quickly download this e-book and carry it with you for point-of-care reference. This PDF is fully searchable, with several linked references, bookmark feature, table of contents and click-and-zoom tables and figures.

Please note: The Comprehensive Review for Stroke Nursing e-book is available in PDF only.

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"The chapters on hyperacute care and systems and quality attracted my eye as innovative. Hyperacute care here is referring to the emergency recognition and triage of possible stroke patients and their emergency interventions. The tables make for a quick reference at the bedside."

-Edward J. Otten, MD FACMT FAWM, Professor of Emergency and Pediatrics, Director
Division of Toxicology
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio


- Foreword

- Acknowledgments

- Contributors

- Reviewers

Chapter 1: Anatomy and Physiology

Sarah Livesay, DNP RN ACNP CNS-A

- Stroke Pathophysiology

- Basic Vascular Anatomy

- Basic Brain Anatomy

- Stroke Syndromes

- Stroke Mimics

- Physiology of Neuroplasticity and Stroke Recovery

Chapter 2: Preventative Care

Susan E. Wilson, MSN RN C-ANP

- Stroke Prevention

- Ischemic Stroke

- Intracranial Hemorrhage

- Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage

- Nursing responsibility and role in stroke prevention

- Stroke Prevention Resources

Chapter 3: Hyperacute Care

JJ Baumann, MS RN CNS

- Initial Stroke Triage and Arrival to the Emergency Department

- Acute Treatment and Interventions

- Plan of Care

Chapter 4: Stroke Diagnostics

Millie Hepburn, MPhil MSN RN ACNS-BC SCRN

- Patient Education and Preparedness

- Immediate Diagnostic Studies for the Evaluation of a Patient with Suspected Acute Ischemic Stroke

- Detail of Neuroradiological Studies in Stroke Patients

Chapter 5: Acute Care

Sarah Livesay, DNP RN ACNP CNS-A, with Angela West, MSN RN CCRN CNRN, and Susan E. Wilson, MSN RN C-ANP

- Defining the Stroke Timeline

- Implementing Generalized Acute Stroke Care: Stroke-Focused Health Assessment

- Acute Care Diagnostic Testing

- Acute Stroke Care

- Safety Measures for the Stroke Patient

- Care Specific to Stroke Diagnosis

- Implementing Care Specific to Hemorrhagic Stroke

- Additional Stroke Disorders

Chapter 6: Medications

Gretchen Brophy, PharmD BCPS FCCP FCCM; Amber Castle, PharmD BCPS; Ron Neyens, PharmD BCPS; Christina Szabo, PhD RN CCRN CNRN

- Antiplatelets

- Anticoagulants

- Thrombolytics

- Antihypertensives and Diuretics

- Vasopressors and Inotropes

- Lipid: Lowering Agents

- Nimodipine

- Osmotic Agents

- Anticonvulsants

- Glycemic Control

- Antispasmodics

- Antidepressants

- Neurostimulants

- Atypical Neuroleptics

- Analgesics

- Sedatives

- Antipyretics

Chapter 7: Postacute Care

Patricia Garvin Higgins, MN RN CNS CRRN

- Introduction to Rehabilitation and Restorative Care Concepts

- Levels of Rehabilitative/Restorative Care

- Understanding Roles Within the Interdisciplinary Team

- Rehabilitative Plan of Care

- Health and Wellness as a Way of Life

- Specialized Innovative Rehabilitation Treatments After Stroke

- Managing Common Stroke Rehabilitation Obstacles

Chapter 8: Systems and Quality

Mary Straw, DHA RN ANP CNS; Mary Kelly, MBA RN CNRN

- The Stroke System of Care

- Acute Stroke Setting, Team, and Survival

- Quality Improvement Techniques to Improve Stroke Outcomes

- Criteria for Stroke Center Certification


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