Cerebrovascular Accident

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Cerebrovascular Accident

AMA Computer Learning Center
St. Augustine School of Nursing

A Case Study Presented to the faculty of AMA Computer Learning Center
Guagua, Pampanga

Cerebrovascular Accident

Submitted to:
Mr. John Eric T. Salvador B.S.N, R.N

Submitted by:

Almario, Jeanette

Cayanan. Gemmalyn Joy

Quitaleg, Mary Jane

Santos, Cariza Joy M.

3k-PN

October ‘09

Table of Content Page

Introduction 1

Personal History 2

Lifestyle and Diet 3

Complete Physical Assessment 4-9

Neurological Assessment 10-11

Laboratory Procedure 12-13

Diagnostic Procedure 14

Anatomy and Physiology 15-17

Pathophysiology of Cerebrovascular Accident 18-19

Drug Study 20-21

Diet and Activity 23

SOAPIE (actual) 24

SOAPIE (potential) 25

Conclusion 26

Recommendations 27

Bibliography 28

NCP (actual/ potential ) 29-33


Introduction

A stroke is damage to part of the brain when its blood supply is suddenly reduced or stopped. A stroke may also be called a cerebral vascular accident, or CVA. The part of the brain deprived of blood dies and can no longer function. Blood is prevented from reaching brain tissue when a blood vessel leading to the brain becomes blocked (ischemic) or bursts (hemorrhagic). The symptoms of a stroke differ, depending on the part of the brain affected and the extent of the damage. Symptoms following a stroke come on suddenly and may include: weakness, numbness, or tingling in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance, or coordination inability to speak or difficulty speaking or understanding, trouble seeing with one or both eyes, or double vision, confusion or personality changes, difficulty with muscle movements, such as swallowing, moving arms and legs, loss of bowel and bladder control, severe headache with no known cause, and loss of consciousness....

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