Study: Optical cerebral blood flow monitoring may aid stroke care by Nurse.com News
Using a new device to continuously monitor cerebral blood flow in acute stroke patients, researchers found most patients’ blood flow was highest when the head of the bed was flat. However, about a quarter of the patients actually showed the highest blood flow with their heads elevated, the study found.
Evidence-Based Nursing Care for Stroke and Neurovascular Conditions
Published by John Wiley & Sons
With the aging population ever growing, healthcare for persons suffering from stroke and related illnesses is increasingly important. “Evidence-Based Nursing Care for Stroke and Neurovascular Conditions” serves as a guide for novice, experienced and advanced practice nurses working with patients suffering from stroke and other neurovascular conditions.
Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Stroke
Published by Humana Press
The handbook is a comprehensive reference on nutrition for the multidisciplinary team caring for stroke patients, according to a news release. Targeting physicians, nurse practitioners, clinical dietitians and others, this volume provides an introduction on the different types of stroke, associated risk factors and global perspectives on stroke.
The Behavioral Consequences of Stroke
Published by Springer Publishing
“The Behavioral Consequences of Stroke” provides a broad overview of the cognitive and neurobehavioral effects of stroke. Greater attention is being paid today to the cognitive and neurobehavioral complications that impact stroke morbidity and even functional neurological recovery in patients, according to a news release.
FREE STROKE CE COURSE
The Two Sides of Stroke | CE98-60 by Helen Osterman, RN, MS and Lisa Bowman, RN, MSN, CRNP, CNRN and Anna Ver Hage, RN, MSN, ACNP, CCRN, CNRN
The goal of this continuing education module is to help nurses differentiate between identification, treatment and care of patients with left- and right-hemispheric strokes.
This CE course is brought to you compliments of Tenet Health
As nurses know, one of the common residual effects of a stroke for a patient is dysphagia. Dysphagia requires a thorough medical evaluation and nursing assessment of the patient to avoid additional complications such as aspiration, choking, pneumonia and death.
Taylor, professor of nursing at Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies, explores how nurses can prioritize their advocacy responsibilities and establish a trustworthy relationship with the family.
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