Stroke is a medical emergency that requires immediate medical attention. With active and efficient nursing management in the initial hours after stroke onset and throughout subsequent care, effective recovery and rehabilitation is increased. Acute Stroke Nursing provides an evidence-based, practical text facilitating the provision of optimal stroke care during the primary prevention, acute and continuing care phases.
This timely and comprehensive text is structured to follow the acute stroke pathway experienced by patients. It explores the causes, symptoms and effects of stroke, and provides guidance on issues such as nutrition, continence, positioning, mobility and carer support. The text also considers rehabilitation, discharge planning, palliative care and the role of the nurse within the multi-professional team. Acute Stroke Nursing is the definitive reference on acute stroke for all nurses and healthcare professionals wishing to extend their knowledge of stroke nursing.
Evidence-based and practical in style, with case studies and practice examples throughout
Edited and authored by recognised stroke nursing experts, clinicians and leaders in the field of nursing practice, research and education
The first text to explore stroke management from UK and international perspectives, and with a nursing focus
Jane Williams is Consultant Nurse in Stroke Care, based inPortsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, UK. She has been involved in manynational working parties, including the National Stroke Strategy,UK Forum for Stroke Training, and UK Stroke Forum. Jane is memberof The Stroke Association research awards committee. A foundermember of the National Stroke Nursing Forum, Jane undertook a termof office as chair. Lin Perry is Professor of Nursing Research and PracticeDevelopment, University of Technology, Sydney and the NorthernHospitals Network, South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area HealthService. A member of the Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party inthe UK, the National Stroke Foundation Guidelines Working Party andStroke Services New South Wales in Australia, she has extensiveexperience with national guideline development, benchmarking,service review and evaluation. Caroline Watkins is Professor of Stroke and OlderPeople's Care at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. As amember of the Vascular Team at the Department of Health, she isworking to implement the National Stroke Strategy, and leads thedevelopment of the new UK Forum for Stroke Training. Caroline isthe president of the Society for Research in Rehabilitation and onthe Steering Group of the National Stroke Nursing Forum.