Early recognition and treatment of stroke are key to saving as much brain as possible. Stroke symptoms vary depending on which vessel is affected. Remember that strokes produce CONTRA-lateral symptoms, so if the RIGHT side of the brain is affected,
Performing a quick, targeted neurological assessment could make the difference between a full recovery or permanent neurological deficits for stroke patients. The NIH stroke scale assesses the effect of acute stroke on the level of consciousness, facial movement/ symmetry, eye
I was recently reading a research study about nursing school and stress in nursing school and what struck me as somewhat funny was that there was a space to do research on, do nursing students experience stress in nursing school?
Levels of Consciousness *Alert Normal *Patients who are alert is awake or easily awakened by voice from a normal sleep stage are considered alert. *Lethargic *Drowsy *Patients who awaken briefly and answer questions appropriately but easily fall asleep care
The symptoms of heart failure that will present themselves in our patients are entirely dependent on the type of heart failure. Now, if you’re a cardiac specialist or advanced practice nurse, you’ll learn more about combined type heart failure, preserved