The challenge with these therapies is that they require administration within hours of stroke onset, making it significant to educate at-risk patients, getting early recognition of stroke signs, quick transport to the hospital, and rapid hospital triage and evaluation. With stroke being the third leading causes of death in the United States, it is consequential that patients know it can be prevented. “It starts with managing key risk factors, including high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, atrial fibrillation and physical inactivity. more than half of all strokes are caused by uncontrolled hypertension or high blood pressure, making it the most important risk factor to control.” (Egan,2010)
“Chronic diseases and illnesses are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States” (CDC.gov, 2014). These types of illnesses are the most common health problems that people in this country face today and they are also the most preventable (CDC.gov, 2014). Every year the cost to help care for and manage people with these types of illnesses increases and there is less being done about educating people about prevention. Venous Thromboembolism is one such chronic disease that is very deadly but also very preventable if the right precautions are taken. This paper will aim to educate about the disease, courses and costs of treatment, clinical microsystems that are involved and what barriers if any exist to achieving generative relationships among the various clinical microsystems involved.
The Nursing School at Boise State University joined in a partnership with one of the local medical centers to implement an EBP model. The medical center distinguished a need to utilize more EBP in patient care so a project was initiated and successfully completed. Throughout the stages of the project, there was an awakening of what nurses can contribute to their own practice. The staff nurses were the central focus of this project. “Staff nurses “drive the machine” of evidence-based practice, because they observe, assess, ask questions, pass on ideas, and implement new knowledge into clinical practice” (Reavy & Tavernier, 2008, p. 167).
It goes without saying that everyone’s health is important and should be taken care carefully. Everyone has heard of strokes before but many people do not really know its meaning, types, and the number of individuals of that dies due to this issue. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2015), strokes kills an average of 130,000 people a year and it is one of the most common deaths that happen in the United States. An average of 800,000 of people die from cardiovascular disease and strokes and it is also a reason of long-term disability (Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, 2015). Strokes, which can also be called cerebrovascular accident or CVA happen when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or the blood vessel going towards the brain burst. Then part of the brain dies or become seriously injured because the brain cells do not receive oxygen and they eventually die. People’s lifestyle may also impact seriously on their health and increase the possibility of having a stroke. Some of the risk that can severely increase the cause of stroke would be high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, cigarette smoking, as well as strokes that
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Ischemic Stroke is caused due to a blood clot in an area of the brain, leading to loss of neural function if last for more than 24 hours. In the United States, ischemic stroke affects 2.7% of men and 2.5% of women of age range 18 years and older. In addition, it has reported that annually about 610,000 and 185,000 of new strokes and recurrent strokes cases occur in US1. Moreover, it has reported that patients who have suffered from a stroke have more chances of recurrent stroke, Myocardial infarction, and death from vascular causes2. One of the risk factor of ischemic stroke is formation of plaque in the blood vessels causing blood clot3. Several randomized trials have also reported that antiplatelet medications are efficient in preventing recurrences of stroke in patients who had an incident of ischemic stroke. Antiplatelet medications for preventing recurrences of stroke are aspirin, combination of aspirin and extended-release dipyridamole, and clopidogrel alone4. It ha...
1. What is the difference between a. and a. Introduction The main aim of this report is to present and analyse the disease called Cerebrovascular Accident, popularly known as stroke. This disease affects the cerebrovascular system, which is a part of the cardiovascular system.
...r investigation and then devise a plan for best possible action recognizing the rights of the patient and its benefits followed by the application of the chosen intervention with positive outcome in mind (Wells, 2007). Delivery of excellent and quality of care at constant level (NMC, 2008) must be marked in any responsibilities and duties of the care provider to promote exceptional nursing practice
Notably, there are 6.4 million or 2.7% of adults who had a Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA, Stroke) (Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke, 2015). In fact, there are 15 million individuals who endure a stroke worldwide, while 5 million die and 5 million become permanently disabled (Stroke Statistics, 2015). Also, each year about 795,000 people suffer a stroke, while 600,000 are first attacks, 185,0000 individuals have recurrent attacks (Stroke Statistics, 2015). As a matter of fact, someone on average in the United States have a stroke every 40 seconds, which can occur at any age, as about ¼ of strokes happen less than 55 years old. Besides, ¾ of people beyond 65 years old have a stroke, while doubling each decade between
Education of stroke prevention is the most important and it starts with prevention. Teaching patients to read food labels to help them choose foods more wisely, looking at food packaging that carries the heart-check mark which means that the item for consumption meets American Heart Association criteria for saturated fat,
My presentation proposal involves stroke education and prevention. My target audience is men, over the age of 60. I will cover the multiple types of strokes and describe each precursor. I will refer to several case studies in order to demonstrate how particular factors may increase the risk of stroke. I will describe why my chosen age group is at higher risk than younger ones. I aim to introduce appropriate ways to respond to such an event, as well as health management after an event. Knowing that symptoms may be different in any given stroke victim means I will cover multiple risk factors and how they affect the brain.
Stroke is an important leading cause of disability among adults in the United States. About 0.4% of people over the age of 45 years have a first stroke each year in the United States, Australia, and Europe. It is the second most common cause of death after myocardial infarction and is a leading cause of acquired disability. In some regions, the combined incidence of stroke and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) exceeds the incidence of coronary vascular events.1 Despite advances in preventive strategies and initial therapy for stroke, nearly 800,000 strokes occur per year in the United States,1 and 87% of all strokes worldwide are ischemic in origin. 1 The risk of stroke is higher among men than among women, among blacks than among whites, and in older than in younger age groups. More than 85% of fatal strokes occur in low- and middle- income countries.2,3. In 2007, stroke accounted for 1 of every 18 deaths in the United States. The cost of related care is among the fastest-growing expenses for Medicare .1 The estimated direct medical cost of stroke in United States in 2007 was $25 b...