Stroke case study
- Sanaya Batcho
- Kara Kitzmiller
- Emma Overman
Our reason for choosing this disorder
Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States. As advanced practice nurses, we anticipate caring for those impacted by strokes in many healthcare settings including emergency rooms, acute care, rehab settings, extended care facilities, and in primary care. Early diagnosis and treatment are imperative in the treatment of a stroke in order to minimize permanent deficits so it is important for advanced practice nurses to be proficient in recognizing clinical manifestations of a stroke. There are also many modifiable risk factors for strokes so advanced practice nurses need to be able to educate patients and families on potential lifestyle changes that can decrease stroke risk.