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AANN Comprehensive Review for Stroke Nursing, 2nd edition

AANN Comprehensive Review for Stroke Nursing, 2nd edition

The AANN Comprehensive Review for Stroke Nursing, 2nd edition, 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 essential resource has been updated to reflect the latest in stroke nursing. The 2nd edition reflects new studies and clinical practice guidelines and includes new figures and tables for ease of use and learning.

This evidence-based book includes case studies and quiz questions, and covers key topics listed on the SCRN exam blueprint, including anatomy and physiology, preventative care, hyperacute care, stroke diagnostics, acute care, medications, postacute care, and systems and quality care.

Testimonial reviews for Comprehensive Review of Stroke Nursing, 2nd Edition:

"The Comprehensive Review for Stroke Nursing, 2nd edition, is a valuable resource for any nurse caring for patients who have had a stroke. It is also a great resource for those preparing to take the SCRN exam. The content is well laid out, easy to understand, and provides an interdisciplinary approach to stroke nursing care. The case studies are an excellent review of the content and provide a ‘real-life’ application of the content to stroke nursing care. My favorite aspect of this text is the incorporation of nursing-specific interventions and their role in reducing stroke risk through patient education."
Lori Sutherly, MS, BSN, RN-BC, SCRN, NVRN, CCRC

“ The pharmacology content of chapter six is extensively updated to emphasize the current medication treatment plans of stroke syndromes. The tables for blood pressure medications and images of coagulation are excellent for visual learners. Additionally, this information will be a great resource in preparing for certification, especially with the SAH linked pharmacology test questions. The provided pharmacology content is coauthored by both pharmacists and nursing. Having a two discipline perspective provides in-depth detail of the medications mechanism of action as well as side effects and critical points for reassessment and laboratory monitoring.“
Dr. Angela Collins-Yoder PhD, RN, CCNS, ACNS BC, SCRN, Clinical Professor and Critical Care Clinical Specialist, Capstone College of Nursing

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Anatomy and Physiology

Basic Brain Anatomy and Structures
Basic Vascular Anatomy
Stroke Pathophysiology
Ischemic Stroke Syndromes
Hemorrhagic Stroke Syndromes
Stroke Mimics
Physiology of Neuroplasticity and Stroke Recovery

Chapter 2: Preventive Care

Stroke Prevention
Ischemic Stroke
Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Nursing Responsibility and Role in Stroke Prevention
Stroke Prevention Resources

Chapter 3: Hyperacute Care

Initial Triage
Prehospital Stroke Assessment
Arrival to the ED
Activate the Stroke Response Team
Implement Door-to-Treatment Times
Collect Focused Medical History
Baseline Neuro Assessment
National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS)
Stroke Scores Specific to Hemorrhage
Treatment Considerations
Thrombolytic Therapy
Tenecteplase Thrombolytic Agent
Patient Disposition
Mechanical Thrombectomy
Describe and Facilitate Interventions for Hemorrhagic Strokes
Understanding Surgical Options

Chapter 4: Stroke Diagnostics

Diagnostic Laboratory Studies for Patients with Stroke
Radiographic Diagnostic Studies for Patients with Stroke
Nonradiographic Diagnostic Studies for Patients with Stroke
Medical and Nursing Priorities Specifically Related to Stroke Diagnostics

Chapter 5: Acute Care

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
Implementing Care Specific to Stroke Diagnosis
Implementing Care Specific to Hemorrhagic Stroke
Additional Stroke Disorders
Key Questions and Considerations to Further Your Study

Chapter 6: Medications

Antihypertensives and Diuretics
Vasopressors and Inotropes
Lipid-Lowering Agents
Osmotic Agents
Glycemic Control
Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Chapter 7: Postacute Care

Rehabilitation and Restorative Care
Levels of Rehabilitative and Restorative Care
Understanding Roles in the Interprofessional Team
Discharge Planning
Family and Caregiving Issues
Rehabilitative Plan of Care
Functional Assessment Instruments
Medication Management
Health and Wellness as a Way of Life
Specialized Innovative Rehabilitation Treatments After Stroke
Managing Common Stroke Rehabilitation Obstacles
Patient Caregiver Education
Issues Related to Community Reintegration

Chapter 8: Systems and Quality

The Stroke System of Care
Quality Improvement Techniques to Improve Stroke Outcomes
Criteria for Stroke Center Certification

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