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Stroke Center Crossword

Name: ______________ Unit:_____________

Reference: Nursing Stroke Course Book. Check your answers against the key. Turn in to your nurse manager for credit.

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4.Psycosocial complication of stroke
10.Common cause of embolic strokes
11.Salvagable brain tissue that surrounds the area of acute stroke
13.Diet order until swallow screen is passed
15.Ominous sign of cerebral edema seen on CT
16.The only FDA approved treatement for Acute Ischemic Stroke
17.Test to be ordered if nursing swallow screen is failed
18.This process that normally maintains brain equilibrium can be impaired in a stroke
20.Best type of scan to visualize strokes and tumors
22.Brain hemisphere that controls the right side of the body
24.Call MD if the NNAS score increases by this number
26.The treatment indicated for Afib related strokes
28.Inexpensive antiplatlet agent commonly used in ischemic strokes
29.The number of hours in the "TPA Window"- (time of symptom onset to drug administration)
30.Difficulty with puposeful movement
31.Loss of proprioception
32.Illicit drug implicated in intracerebral hemorrhage
33.Syndrome in which stroke patients may push away from the affected (weaker) side
1.Blood pressure is kept on the higher side after an acute ischemic stroke to maintain this
2.Advise patients to quite this in order to reduce stroke risk
3.There is a significant increase in stroke risk following this serious cardiac even
5."The worst headache of my life..."
6.Call this department if you need help in caring for patients with stroke
7.Medications to be avoided in hemorrhagic stroke
8.A stroke risk factor associated with high blood sugar
9.The class of stroke associated with a burst blood vessel
12.The type of blood cells that aggregate to form a clot
14.Tissue that facilitates cerebral autoregulation
17.The part of the brain that controls vital body functions such as respiration
19.Class of medication used to lower cholesterol
21.Brain hemisphere that controls the left side of the body
22.Small stroke syndrome caused by high blood pressure
23.The class of stroke associated with a blocked blood vessel
25.Fastest scan to screen for hemorrhagic stroke
27.Difficulty with word expression
29.Stroke is the number ______ killer in the US

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