Maximizing Mobility After Stroke: Nursing the Acute Patient
This practical, fully illustrated book is designed to be used as a hands-on working reference for nursing and physical therapy professionals involved in the acute care management of stroke patients. The authors philosophy is that the successful management of the stroke patient at the acute-care stage significantly influences the eventual functional outcome for the patient. They stress that a coordinated and consistent team approach by nursing and physical therapy staff and all others involved in the patient’s care is key to helping the patient reach his or her maximum physical potential following a stroke.
The content is arranged in easy-to-follow fully illustrated steps with a clear rationale given for each. The patient’s affected side is shown in color and the text has deliberately been kept to a minimum so that the book can be used easily.