Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Academic Term

Summer 7-30-2019

Document Type


Course Number

NURS 6810

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Professor’s Name

Dr. John Chovan


stroke, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, management, nursing

Subject Categories

Critical Care Nursing | Family Practice Nursing | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing | Perioperative, Operating Room and Surgical Nursing


Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, and a very large percentage of those who suffer a stroke experience an ischemic stroke. It is detrimental that the healthcare providers caring for these patients are proficient in understanding the pathophysiology and treatment of a stroke to preserve maximal function of the brain and promote a full recovery. It is also crucial that providers are aware of risk factors for stroke, events leading up to an ischemic injury, and the events that follow an ischemic injury. This poster discusses the underlying pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, risk factors, and management for those ischemic stroke patients.

Keywords: ischemic stroke, pathophysiology, management, risk factors, signs, symptoms, treatment



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