Evidenced Based Analysis: The Nursing Interventions Required for the Chosen Aspect of Care

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Introduction Stroke is noted by Lee, Shafe and Cowie (2011) to be a major cause of both morbidity and mortality in the United Kingdom. It is estimated that close to 110,000 incidences of stroke occur in England annually (National Audit Office,2004) with recent studies reporting that the rate of incidence ranges between 1.36/1000 per year (Hippisley-Cox , Pringle , Ryan, 2004) and 1.62/100 per year between 2002 and 2004 (Rothwell et al,2004). Even though cases of deaths from stroke has decreased in the United Kingdom over the last forty years, stoke accounted to close to 46500 deaths in Wales and England in 2008 (accounted for 9 percent of all death cases (Lawlor et al,2002; Office for National Statistics,2008). The current United Kingdom health policy places a lot of emphasis on the reduction of stroke (Department of Health,2007,2008). Key to realizing this is the importance and need for better management of the vascular risk factors such as hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes and atrial fibrillation. In this paper, we present an essay based on the assessment of care of an elderly patient suffering from six different pathologies with stroke (non-haemorrhagic) being our pathology of choice. A rationale for this choice is provided followed with the underlying pathophysiology of the chosen aspect of care and finally an evidenced based analysis of the nursing interventions required for the selected aspect of care. Rationale for Choice of Aspect of Care A
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