The Challenges of Nursing Stroke Management in Rehabilitation Centres

  • Bianca Buijck
  • Gerard Ribbers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. D. W. J. Dippel, N. E. LeCouffe
    Pages 1-16
  3. N. Koenen-Bornet, N. C. Verhoeven-de With, B. I. Buijck
    Pages 17-27
  4. G. Ribbers, T. Bushnik
    Pages 29-33
  5. B. I. Buijck, T. Bushnik
    Pages 35-40
  6. E. T. M. Sarr-Jansman, C. Sier
    Pages 41-46
  7. L. Kooijmans, P. Gao
    Pages 47-63
  8. J. E. Bernouw-van Tol, S. M. Wielaert
    Pages 65-71
  9. J. E. Bernouw-van Tol, S. M. Wielaert
    Pages 73-83
  10. E. Franssen, E. T. M. Sarr-Jansman, D. J. Rowberry
    Pages 85-95
  11. B. I. Buijck, D. J. Rowberry
    Pages 97-101
  12. L. A. Vroon van der Blom, T. M. Silveira
    Pages 103-111
  13. E. T. M. Sarr-Jansman, D. J. Rowberry
    Pages 113-120
  14. B. I. Buijck, T. Silveira
    Pages 121-126
  15. E. van Haaren, A. H. J. Guyt, C. E. M. Steenhorst
    Pages 127-134
  16. D. M. de Vries-Giesen, B. I. Buijck, M. Janečková
    Pages 135-146

About this book


This volume provides integral knowledge of all aspects of stroke care and rehabilitation after stroke, and is therefore highly relevant for nurses who work in rehabilitation centers. It  outlines the several phases after stroke, for example the type of care patients may receive in the chronically phase at home. Nurses will obtain knowledge about treatment, importance of observation and caring with a special focus on communication problems, swallowing problems, activities of daily living, urinary and defecation problems, shoulder and hand issues. 

Thanks to photographs, nurses will learn to transfer patients in the adequate positions. Several chapters provide nurses with examples of effective and efficient collaboration with multidisciplinary professionals, informal caregivers and patients themselves. There is also an emphasis on behavior and cognitive functioning. And lastly, in the final chapters authors highlight the organization of rehabilitation and integrated care issues. 

Nurses play a very important role in rehabilitation, education, counseling, prevention, and caring for patients with cerebrovascular accident (CVA). In caring for stroke patients, nurses need specific competences and abilities that go beyond the general neurologic knowledge and experience. Nurses need to collaborate in an efficient and effective manner with multidisciplinary team members in their organization and  across organizations. This book discusses medical aspects and specific symptoms of a stroke, as well as the limitations that patients experience, and which interventions are indicated for recovery. 


Multidisciplinary Clinical practice Integrated care Evidence based Nursing stroke Cerebrovascular accident

Editors and affiliations

  • Bianca Buijck
    • 1
  • Gerard Ribbers
    • 2
  1. 1.Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam Stroke ServiceRotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Rehabilitation MedicineErasmus University Medical Center, Rijndam RehabilitationRotterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-76390-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-76391-0
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Health & Hospitals