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How to set up an Acute Stroke Service

  • Iris Q. Grunwald
  • Klaus Fassbender
  • Ajay K. Wakhloo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Understanding Your Goals: The What, Why and Who

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Iris Q. Grunwald, Klaus Fassbender, Ajay K. Wakhloo
      Pages 3-24
    3. Iris Q. Grunwald, Klaus Fassbender, Ajay K. Wakhloo
      Pages 25-32
    4. Iris Q. Grunwald, Klaus Fassbender, Ajay K. Wakhloo
      Pages 33-38
    5. Iris Q. Grunwald, Klaus Fassbender, Ajay K. Wakhloo
      Pages 39-44
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      Pages 45-49
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      Pages 51-88
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      Pages 89-91
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      Pages 93-101
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      Pages 103-113
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      Pages 115-130
    12. Iris Q. Grunwald, Klaus Fassbender, Ajay K. Wakhloo
      Pages 131-139
  3. Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Iris Q. Grunwald, Klaus Fassbender, Ajay K. Wakhloo
      Pages 143-146
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      Pages 147-149
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      Pages 151-154
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      Pages 155-159
    6. Iris Q. Grunwald, Klaus Fassbender, Ajay K. Wakhloo
      Pages 161-163
  4. Getting Started

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Iris Q. Grunwald, Klaus Fassbender, Ajay K. Wakhloo
      Pages 167-168
    3. Iris Q. Grunwald, Klaus Fassbender, Ajay K. Wakhloo
      Pages 169-175
  5. Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Iris Q. Grunwald, Klaus Fassbender, Ajay K. Wakhloo
      Pages 179-180
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      Pages 181-183
    4. Iris Q. Grunwald, Klaus Fassbender, Ajay K. Wakhloo
      Pages 185-185
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 187-198

About this book

Introduction

Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability throughout the world. Intravenous lytics and endovascular stroke treatment were demonstrated to be highly beneficial in clinical trials and in achieving net cost savings. However, time is of the essence in the management of stroke as for every minute that stroke is left untreated, an estimated 1.9 million neurons are destroyed. An optimized stroke pathway can dramatically impact patient outcome. Every medical service will differ.

This book offers a concise and practical guide on how to set up and efficiently run an acute stroke service tailored to the needs of the individual center as a provider of primary, secondary, or tertiary care. It documents the essential knowledge on current imaging and treatment options and offers guidance in organizing a site-specific stroke pathway that will ensure the quickest possible provision of treatment, thereby optimizing benefit to the patient and maximizing cost-effectiveness.

The authors played an integral part in the development and operation of one of Europe’s most successful early stroke centers and also have experience of the factors that can undermine the creation of world-class stroke units. On this basis, they address the key aspects of the stroke pathway and explain how organizing this can reduce the number of severe outcomes by ensuring that appropriate steps are taken during the early moments after stroke when intervention can make a profound difference. The challenging, multidisciplinary nature of care is emphasized, and this handbook will be an invaluable source for every member of the stroke team, including doctors, nurses, stroke coordinators, emergency and rehabilitation providers as well as hospital administrators.

Keywords

Health Care Management Pathway Stroke Stroke Service Treatment

Authors and affiliations

  • Iris Q. Grunwald
    • 1
  • Klaus Fassbender
    • 2
  • Ajay K. Wakhloo
    • 3
  1. 1., Acute Vascular Imaging CentreUniversity of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom
  2. 2., Department of NeurologySaarland UniversityHomburgGermany
  3. 3.Dept. Radiology, Div. Neuroimaging & Intervention NIIUniversity of MassachusettsWorcesterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21405-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-21404-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-21405-9
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