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Description - Acute Stroke Nursing by Jane Williams

Stroke isa medical emergency that requires immediate medical attention. Withactive and efficient nursing management in the initial hours afterstroke onset and throughout subsequent care, effective recovery andrehabilitation is increased. Acute Stroke Nursing providesan evidence-based, practical text facilitating the provision ofoptimal stroke care during the primary prevention, acute andcontinuing care phases. This timely and comprehensive text is structured to followthe acute stroke pathway experienced by patients. It explores thecauses, symptoms and effects of stroke, and provides guidance onissues such as nutrition, continence, positioning, mobility andcarer support. The text also considers rehabilitation, dischargeplanning, palliative care and the role of the nurse within themulti-professional team. Acute Stroke Nursing is thedefinitive reference on acute stroke for all nurses and healthcareprofessionals wishing to extend their knowledge of strokenursing. Evidence-based and practical in style, with case studies andpractice examples throughout Edited and authored by recognised stroke nursing experts,clinicians and leaders in the field of nursing practice, researchand education The first text to explore stroke management from UK andinternational perspectives, and with a nursing focus

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405161046
ISBN-10: 1405161043
Format: Paperback
(245mm x 189mm x 22mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Mar-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jane Williams

Jane Williams is Consultant Nurse in Stroke Care, based in Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, UK. She has been involved in many national working parties, including the National Stroke Strategy, UK Forum for Stroke Training, and UK Stroke Forum. Jane is member of The Stroke Association research awards committee. A founder member of the National Stroke Nursing Forum, Jane undertook a term of office as chair. Lin Perry is Professor of Nursing Research and Practice Development, University of Technology, Sydney and the Northern Hospitals Network, South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service. A member of the Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party in the UK, the National Stroke Foundation Guidelines Working Party and Stroke Services New South Wales in Australia, she has extensive experience with national guideline development, benchmarking, service review and evaluation. Caroline Watkins is Professor of Stroke and Older People's Care at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. As a member of the Vascular Team at the Department of Health, she is working to implement the National Stroke Strategy, and leads the development of the new UK Forum for Stroke Training. Caroline is the president of the Society for Research in Rehabilitation and on the Steering Group of the National Stroke Nursing Forum.

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