acute stroke unit

acute stroke unit

A discrete area in the hospital which has access to equipment for monitoring and rehabilitating patients, and is staffed by a specialist stroke multidisciplinary team which meet regularly for goal setting.
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Due to her innovative work, the acute stroke unit has seen an increase in discharge rates and a reduction in the average length of stay for patients.
Family flowers only please but donations would be appreciated for The Acute Stroke Unit at Calderdale Royal Hospital c/o T.
Margaret Worrall, from Bordesley Green, was the first patient to make use of Heartlands Hyper Acute Stroke Unit (HASU), which opened in October at Heartlands Hospital.
Family flowers only, donations in lieu, if so desired, to Gwenllian Acute Stroke Unit, Glangwili Hospital, will be kindly accepted by J Meirion Williams, Funeral Director, Orchard House, Llanwrda, Carms, SA19 8HD.
The Acute Stroke Unit at the RVI was the very first in England to provide clot busting treatment for stroke patients on a 24 hour basis.
Towfighi, who is chair of the neurology department and director of the acute neurology and acute stroke unit at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, Calif.
Rehabilitation is key and it is important to get to an acute stroke unit for expert care.
Summary: The specialised Acute Stroke Unit set up at the RAK Hospital will be a boon to patients since only three per cent of patients with brain attacks manage to reach the hospital on time for effective treatment.
RAK Hospital recently set up a specialised acute stroke unit and has helped treat many patients from the northern emirates and beyond.
A review of the literature on stroke treatment reveals improved functional ability, decreased length of stay, and decreased mortality for patients receiving care in an acute stroke unit as compared with routine care units (Krespi, Gurol, Coban, Tuncay, & Bahar, 2003; Govan, Langhorne, & Weir, 2007; Roquer et al.
I am an acute stroke unit charge nurse manager ar Counties Manukau District Health Board.
3) In such a setting, resources for rehabilitation (inpatient and outpatient) are limited and there is concern that early benefits achieved in an acute stroke unit could be eroded by a lack of adequate rehabilitation after discharge.
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