Cerebral Vascular Stroke Case Study In Nursing

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Cerebral vascular stroke (CVS) is an umbrella term of the common, crippling, and a deadly serious neurological disease that causes abruptly loss function of the brain followed by the neurological deficits. It is a medical emergency situation and a leading cause of adult disability. Nearly 16 million persons are affected with CVS annually, with a mortality rate among up to 6 million. Stroke is an injury to the brain that has effects that extend far beyond the health of the individual. Stroke triggers a cascade of life-changing events that affect the stroke survivor, the family, and the community (Burns, 2014, Ketchner et al. 2011 and Hinkle & Cheever, 2014). (Denny, 2011 and Thom et al. 2011) stated that, more than 70% of
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2017). Nurses serve as an educator for the patient about the importance of adherence of the therapeutic regimen is an organized activity geared towards both the patient, and also their family members to support and encourage health behavior for active participation in all aspects of self-care leading to better outcomes and health promotion. Patient education in nursing practice regarding adherence to the therapeutic regimen is essential for overall better outcomes after stroke (Lewis, et al. 2014 and Potter, et al. …show more content…
Adherence to therapeutic regimens is important for this specific patient group as the risk of recurrent stroke is strikingly higher for stroke survivors. Therapeutic regimens including rehabilitation, medication and dietary regimen are the main parts of stroke management. However, based on the previous study, lack of useful information about these treatment regimens and inability adheres to them may lead to the occurrence of new complications and/or the prolongation of pre-existing ones (Nayeri, et al. 2011 and Prabhakaran & Chong,

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