Stroke - For Nurses & Student Nurses!

by: EmpoweRN     Published on: 06 July 2014

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EmpoweRN.comThanks so much for watching!As promised here are the links to the websites I mentioned in the video:The NIH Stroke Scale: Practice Questions hope you liked this video!If you did, please give it a thumbs up, post a comment & subscribe to the channel!Thank you =)See you soon!!xoxoDisclaimer:These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires. Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered.The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction.A Stroke a sudden impairment of the brains blood circulation in one or more blood vessels. A stroke impairs or decreases oxygen supply and can cause serious permanent damage or necrosis to the brain cells and tissue.There are 2 different types of strokes: Ischemic and Hemorrhagic.Ischemic - is caused from a reduction in blood flow.and Hemorrhagic is caused from - blood vessels in your brain leaking or rupturing.There are a few different things that can cause a stroke:A thrombosis or thrombotic stroke -these are medical terms for a blood clots - the way this happens is that it occludes blood flow to the brain (the word occlude is a medical term for block) so when we say the vessel was occluded by a blood clot, this means that a blood clot was blocking the normal flow of blood. A clot may be caused by fatty deposits (plaque) that build up in arteries and cause reduced blood flow.Another cause of a stroke could be from an Embolism: an embolism is an object that is created in one part of the body - but then travels and causes a blockage in another part of the body. For example, a blood clot can be formed in the atrium of the heart from atrial fibrillation - but then part of it becomes dislodged, circulates throughout the body, and then blocks blood flowing through a vessel in another part of the body - when this happens in the brain it is called a stroke.The last type of stroke is called a Hemorrhagic stroke ( hemorrhagic is a medical term for bleeding - but we usually use this word when there is a lot of bleeding or when the bleeding is in a critical area, such as the brain)