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Acute Stroke Care Program

A stroke, or brain attack, is the loss of brain function due to disturbance in the blood supply to the brain. This loss of function means that the brain is unable to order the muscles of the body to work normally. This can lead to paresis or paralysis. The most important element in treating stroke is speed of treatment

Objectives of the Stroke Patient Care Program
  • To serve as a guideline in promoting health.
  • To effectively and quickly treat patients according to the international standards for the care of stroke patients.
  • To reduce the risk of disability and increase survival rate.
Patients showing symptoms of stroke from the day that symptoms appear until seven days after.
  • Neurologist and neurosurgeon.
  • Clinical nurse coordinator, stroke.
  • Registered nurse.
  • Nutritionist.
  • Physical therapist.
  • Occupational therapist.
  • Speech therapist.
  • Pharmacist.
  • Advice and recommendations regarding stroke.
  • Advice and recommendations for controlling risk factors that can contribute to stroke to prevent stroke recurrence.
  • Advice and recommendations from a nutritionist about the appropriate diet for specific health conditions.
  • Advice and recommendations from a pharmacist regarding the medications prescribed while being treated in the hospital and those for after the patient is discharged.
  • Receive rehabilitation for nerves and muscles from the team of physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapist.
  • Ask questions about patient’s health and have access to 24-hour hotline.
  • Treatment and health are monitored regularly by the team.

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