Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing

Double click on above image to view full picture

Zoom Out
Zoom In
Read a Sample Chapter

Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing

SKU# 9780826127174

An Expert Guide in a Nutshell

Author: Kathy Morrison MSN, RN, CNRN, SCRN


Buy From:


Buy eBook:

Amazon Kindle | iBooks


"[P]rovides a succinct yet comprehensive review of the evolution of stroke patient management. The text starts with a brief overview of the anatomy and physiology, tying it to the types of strokes, the assessment, and diagnostic tools. Acute measures and prevention of secondary injury are outlined and lead us to review the potential complications and finally the rehabilitation and patient/family education. Particularly helpful is the inclusion of the Brain Attack Coalition, The Joint Commission, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services core measuresÖ.[The author] has done an excellent job of keeping this book appropriate for everyday use."

óFrom the Foreword
Linda Littlejohns, MSN, RN, FAAN, CNRN

The best aspects of the book are that it is easy to read and factual, and it includes a wide range of information... I enjoyed the book. It is easy to read and navigate. Nurses will find it extremely helpful and valuable in the clinical setting. This is a good addition to a clinical library." Score: 98, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews

This highly practical, pocket-sized reference for stroke care nurses provides quick, bedside access to the most current guidelines for diagnostic tests, state-of-the-art treatments, and best-practice standards. This resource distills lengthy and often complex national stroke care guidelines into clear, bite-size pieces of information. It also explains the rationale behind stroke standards, making them easier to embrace and incorporate into practice.

The book is organized consistently to foster rapid information retrieval. Each chapter includes objectives and such helpful features as "Fast Facts in a Nutshell," targeted segments that provide critical information at a glance. The guide also serves as an instructive resource for nurses not specializing in neurology but who are increasingly being called on to care for stroke patients. The book is also a helpful resource for stroke program coordinators and as a review for SCRN and CNRN certification exams.

Key Features:

  • Reflects current standards of the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, and The Joint Commission
  • Provides crucial information at a glance about diagnostic tests, state-of-the-art treatments, and best-practice standards
  • Distills lengthy and complex national stroke care standards into clear, concise information
  • Includes a comprehensive review of diagnostic studies
  • Serves as a concise review for SCRN and CNRN certification exams

Product Details 

  • Publication Date May 07, 2014
  • Page Count 232
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826127174
  • EISBN 9780826127181

Table of Contents 

Foreword by Linda Littlejohns


Part I - Foundations of Stroke Care

1. Timeline of stroke care evolution: How we got here

2. Basic Cerebrovascular Anatomy

3. Stroke Types

4. Physiology of Stroke

5. Associated Stroke Disorders

6. Diagnostics

7. Neurological Assessment

8. Severity Scores

Part II – Saving the Penumbra

9. Acute Ischemic Stroke Interventions

Part III –Procedural Interventions for Secondary Prevention

10. Ischemic Stroke

11. Hemorrhagic Stroke

Part IV –Key Stroke Care

12. Pre-hospital & Emergency Department (ED)

13. In the Stroke Unit

14. In the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) by Susan J. Pazuchanics

15. Patient and Family as Members of the Team

Part V - Post-Acute Care Essentials

16. Rehabilitative Care

17. Secondary Prevention

Part VI – Primary Prevention Essentials

18. Primary Prevention

Part VII – Evidence-based Practice

19. Connecting data to clinical setting

Appendix –Neuroscience Terms


Related Blog Posts 

The Century of Stroke Innovation

That title may sound lofty, but so far, the 21st century has been marked by dramatic changes in the way stroke care is delivered; it went from an essentially rehabilitative focus, to a true emergency.   This timeframe coincides with the acceptance of evidence-based practice as the cornerstone of the nursing profession. This convergence of nursing professional growth and research-guided... Read More