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  • Stroke
  • Hospital
  • Referral
  • If an individual presents any signs of a drooping face, no being able to lift their arms, slurred speech then 999 must be dialled by someone else, immediately. This is known as secondary care.
  • Rehabilitation
  • As soon as the individual enters the hospital, the doctor takes blood measurements, height and other measurements such as blood pressure. The doctor will then provide the individual with Ischemic Stroke Treatment.
  • Home Assessment
  • The patient will then stay in hospital and the doctor will make a professional referral to a neurologist. The neurologist will then assess the damage the stroke has caused and will continue to monitor the individual for any changes.
  • Follow Up
  • The Neurologist may refer the individual to a speech therapist and physiotherapist depending on he severity of the stroke. This is a professional referral.
  • The doctor and the Neurologist will together assesses the patients condition after a certain period of time. This time period will vary between person to person.
  • If the application for home assessment is successful then he individual will be visited by a rehabilitation nurse, an occupational therapist, dietician and sometimes even a social worker in order to make decisions about rehab programmes etc. These sessions will take place for a number of hours each week. Advice will also be given for the psychological effects a stroke has on the individuals mental health.
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