Patient Education on Stroke Prevention

Patient Education on Stroke Prevention

To prepare: Part 1

•Review the stroke prevention articles in this week’s Learning Resources.

•Reflect on common lifestyle, behavioral, and cultural choices of the population that you treat within your practicum setting. Consider stroke prevention methods for this population.

 

•Think about ways to educate patients on these prevention methods. Consider educational pieces such as flyers, posters, or other media that might be most effective with your patient population.

To complete: 2 pages

Design a media piece to educate patients on stroke prevention. You may create a flyer, poster, or any other media that is suitable for your patient population  you will be presenting it to

PART 2 Discussion paper

Post 1 to 2 page discussion paper on a description of the stroke prevention media piece that you created. Include the details of your educational media, and if possible, a copy of the actual media piece. Explain why you selected the particular type of media and how and why it is suitable for your patient population.

References to use for both papers

Lawrence, M., Fraser, H., Woods, C., & McCall, J. (2011). Secondary prevention of stroke and transient ischemic attack. Nursing Standard, 26(9), 41–46.

Lawrence, M., Kerr, S., Watson, H. E., Jackson, J., & Brownlee, M. G. (2009). A summary of the guidance relating to four lifestyle risk factors for recurrent stroke. British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 5(10), 471–476.

Perry, M. (2012). Stroke prevention. Practice Nurse, 42(8), 14–18.

National Institute of Health. (n.d.). National institute of neurological disorders and stroke. Retrieved November 1, 2012, from http://www.ninds.nih.gov/index.htm

 

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