Siskin Hospital's Stroke Definition of Interventions
-- Preventing, Recognizing, Assessing and Treating Conditions Related to Stroke and its Complications:
Siskin Hospital has a specific team of professionals who work exclusively on the Stroke Team. These professionals have extensive training on the assessment and treatment of conditions related to Stroke. Effective assessment and treatment of conditions related to Stroke will minimize the occurence of complications and co-morbidities. An integral part of the Inpatient Stroke Program at Siskin Hospital is the extensive education that is provided to each patient in the program. This education includes information on the identification and management of common complications.
Additionally, Siskin Hospital offers a Spasticity Clinic in the event that Spasticity begins to develop and interferes with any aspect of mobility or self care.
--Identifying and Reducting Risk Factors for Recurrent Stroke:
The structed educational program that every patient in the Stroke Program completes includes a section on the prevention of reoccuring Stroke. A member of the nursing staff leads this portion of the program.
--Facilitating Functional Independence and Performance:
Siskin Hospital has a specific team of professionals who work exclusively on the Stroke Team. These professionals have extensive training on the assessment and treatment of conditions related to Stroke and the impact that these conditions have on functional independence.
A primary goal of the Inpatient Stroke Program at Siskin Hosptial is to lay the ground work for the patient to re-learn effective strategies for mobility and self care tasks. Although normal functioning is typically the long-term goal, it is recognized that the utilization of compensatory strategies are often necessary. An integral part of the Stroke Program at Siskin Hospital is the extensive education that is provided to patients and their families. This education includes personalized information on a variety of functional strategies that are being taught and practiced during their inpatient rehabilitation program.
--Facilitating Psychological Coping and Adaptation Skills:
Siskin Hospital recognizes that a Stroke often has a negative impact on the patient's ability to cope and adapt to the challenges they are currently facing. To asist with this problem, a neuropsychologist will see every patient who the treatment identifies as being "at risk" for problems associated with psychological coping and adaptation skills.
During their assessment, as well as through interaction with the treatment team, the psychologist will identify the patient's ability to psychologically cope with and adapt to their current status. Upon completion of their assessment, the psychologist will utilize counseling sessions to guide the patient through various strategies specifically designed to improve their ability to psychologically cope with their current situation. Additionally, the neuropsychologist will work with the treatment team to ensure the patient's psychological needs are adequately addressed.