Case 1: Connie

photo portrait of Connie

Connie is 67 years old and was found collapsed at home today by her home help.

She has now had a CT scan which has confirmed a cerebral infarct.

Connie was widowed 10 years ago and has had a history of depression ever since. She has been taking the antidepressant Citalopram for the past 3 years but her daughter also reports that her mother has been drinking more heavily over the past few years.

Connie also has a history of heart failure and atrial fibrillation.

 

Part 1 – Risk Assessment

In this section, you will be working through a number of tasks to ensure that Connie’s immediate risks are identified and considered. This will ensure that you are giving her the best possible start to her stroke care in terms of feeding, nutrition and hydration.

Part 2 – Risk Management

In this section, you will go on to manage Connie’s swallowing/feeding, nutrition and psychological needs in detail. You will be required to complete a number of activities that will reduce these risk areas and assist Connie to recover from her stroke.

Page last reviewed: 03 Feb 2020