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Stroke

Creator:   Haley McKinney
Updated:   5/8/2018
Contains:  6 items
Learn what you need to know to care for patients who have experienced a stroke.

Electrolyte series: Sodium and chloride

Rowe, Amy

Nursing Critical Care. 13(3):20-27, May 2018.

The latest installment in our Electrolyte Series explores sodium and chloride. Learn the causes, signs and symptoms, and available treatments for the following imbalances: hypernatremia, hyponatremia, hyperchloremia, and hypochloremia.

Hyperglycemia management in patients with acute ischemic stroke

MacIntyre, Rebecca; Ciechanowski, Mary

Nursing Critical Care. 13(3):14-19, May 2018.

Hyperglycemia can lead to poor outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke. This article examines the latest glucose targets and management techniques, as well as nursing assessments and interventions for this patient population.

Recognizing cerebral venous thrombosis in adults

Vacca, Vincent M. Jr.

Nursing Critical Care. 13(3):6-13, May 2018.

Review the anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, risk factors, and complications of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). Because this serious thrombotic disorder can be mistaken for a migraine, critical care nurses need to be familiar with the clinical presentation of CVT so that treatment can begin as soon as possible.

Acute ischemic stroke: The golden hour

Anderson, Jane A.

Nursing Critical Care. 11(3):28-36, May 2016.

Acute ischemic stroke is a medical emergency resulting from an embolic or thrombotic occlusion of an intracranial artery. This article provides acute care nurses with a summary of recent updates on the rapid evaluation and workup for patient selection and treatment with I.V. fibrinolysis.

Patent foramen ovale and strokes

Smith, Carolyn E.

Nursing Critical Care. 9(2):23-26, March 2014.

When a foramen ovale, a small opening with a flaplike valve between the right and left atria, hasn't closed by age 2 about 25 percent of the people with this condition can have migraines, sudden temporary blindness, stroke, vertigo and paralysis.