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Sarah, a 39 year old school teacher was sitting alone in her classroom when suddenly she became perplexed and slumped to the ground. She had suffered a heart stroke and was quickly rushed to the nearest emergency care centre. Like Sarah, there are many others who suffer sudden stroke attacks and only proper efficient treatments can save them from dying…
in Amato, Salter, &Mion, 2006, p.237). In this paper, I shall put forward a prospective Quality Improvement program – a multi-component Restraint Reduction Program (RRP) for the stroke rehabilitation unit in our hospital as part of my effort to enhance patient outcomes over here. Emergency cardiac and stroke attacks have become the third major cause of hospitalization and death after cancer and heart disease in America. It has been reported that 8, 00, 000 Americans become the victim of stroke every year which calculates to an average of one American suffering from a stroke every 40 seconds. In fact, stroke accounts for 1, 40, 000 deaths every year and the reason behind other 1, 00, 000 deaths each year in this country. Stroke patients generally suffer a sudden loss of brain abilities such as loss of consciousness, change in behavior, disorientation, dizziness, trouble in moving hands, arms, and legs, difficulty in talking, understanding, or, severe headache. Stroke patients in acute care settings generally have a high risk of falling or agitated behavior which needs to be handled appropriately. ...