Conc of Pathophys week 6

Week 6 Discussion: Neurological Alterations  (USLOs 1, 2, 3, 4)

You are caring for a 68-year-old Akio Kim in the emergency department for rule-out Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA). Mr. Kim's daughter reported that he woke up that morning with left-sided weakness and slurred speech.

Based on this information, your prior knowledge of this client (refer to medical card from the Collins-Kim family tree interactive), and your knowledge of the pathophysiology of Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA), respond to the following prompts:

1. Thoroughly explain the pathophysiology of Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA). Use a 
scholarly or 
authoritative source to support your answer.

2. Examine each of the following three factors related to this disease process. 
Support all three with a scholarly source.

1. cultural

2. financial

3. environmental implications

3. Identify 3-5 priority nursing interventions for the client while in the emergency department.

4. Describe labs and diagnostic testing you would want to include in client’s plan of care and why. What are critical indicators? 
Support with a scholarly source.

5. What members of the interdisciplinary team need to be included for holistic patient-centered care? 
Provide a rationale and support with a scholarly source.