The cause is?
a destruction of region of the brain due to an interruption in blood flow to a protion of the brain.
one of the cerebral arteries is blocked by a clot FLOATING in the blood stream and that becomes wedged in a cerebral artery.
High cholesterol levels
****Oral contraceptives- Birth Control pills.
Medical History. Always take Blood Pressure.
ask History of storke?
ask History of High BP?
if a gradual onset-mild headache
if a sudden onset- SEVERE headache
loss of consciousness
When the patient is suffering from the stroke can they understand you?
Yes, never assume they can't. Talk to them about what you are doing and comfort them.
droopy face before or after.
paralysis on one side of the body. Left or Right
Inablility to speak or slurring of speech*
pupils are unequal in size
loss of bladder control
difficulty in breathing and swallowing
chemically modified forms of surgical gauze used in pressure packs avaliable from surgical suppliers as oxidized cellulose.
What should the report to their medical Dr. include?
only 2x normal
***Patients White Blood Cell count.
Why is the patients white blood cell count included in the report?
because it determines if the patient is at risk for infection or inadequate wound healing.
Do NOT give the patient, what meds?
synthetic opioid propoxyphene (Darvon)