Flashcards in Neurological Rehabilitation Deck (12):
when in a patients journey is neurological rehabilitation introduced and why?
introduced on admission to acute care
continued right through even when patient back in community
what is the aim of neuro-rehab?
optimise patients level of function and their level of participation in society
what healthcare professionals are involved in neuro-rehab?
rehab physician and nurse
speech and language
what conditions most commonly are seen in neuro-rehab?
acquired brain injury (trauma, metabolic eg prolonged hypoglycaemia)
MS pts (acute relapsing, progressive)
spinal cord injury
amputees / prosthetics
transition service for young adults
how are patients aims met in neuro-rehab?
goal setting for each task
short, medium and long term goals
what framework is followed to produce goals for neuro-rehab?
s - specific (to each task)
m - measurable (for progress)
a - achievable
r - reliable
t - time efficient
what is meant by active rehab?
rehab that takes place early to prevent adaptation of tasks
if patients dont recover quickly enough to preserve a task, they resort to adaptation of how they are going to get around it
what is meant by restorative rehab?
modification of neural networks in order to fix the neurological impairment
how does neuro-rehab promote priming intervention?
use motor and visual imagery ie getting patient to imagine themselves completing a task - this increases brain function
mirror therapy in amputees also useful in increasing function
what technique is used in augmenting intervention?
restriction of good limb to promote use of bad limb
what is preventative rehabilitation and why is it important?
used to prevent complications eg pressure sores, DVT
important as 70-90% of patients experience these complications