Stroke and neurodegenerative disorders: 1. Stroke management in the acute care setting

Cara Camiolo Reddy, Alex Moroz, Steven R Edgley, Henry L Lew, John Chae, Lisa A Lombard
PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation 2009, 1 (3 Suppl): S4-12
This self-directed learning module highlights management of stroke in the acute care setting. It is part of the study guide on stroke and neurodegenerative disorders in the Self-Directed Physiatric Education Program for practitioners and trainees in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Using a case vignette format, this article specifically focuses on initial assessment and management of acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, descriptions of posterior circulation and lacunar stroke, and criteria for admission to acute inpatient rehabilitation after stroke and secondary stroke prevention. The goal of this article is to improve the learner's ability to identify, treat and manage a patient with a stroke in the acute care setting.

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