Stroke Recovery Health Record Software
People unergoing stroke recovery should keep health records to closely monitor their progress, track symptoms, and identify potential triggers. Maintaining a health journal can help individuals record symptoms related to their stroke, such as weakness, difficulty speaking or swallowing, cognitive changes, and emotional fluctuations, allowing them to monitor improvements or setbacks over time. Measuring vital signs regularly, such as blood pressure and heart rate, can be crucial in assessing their overall health and potential risk factors for further complications.
Lab tests, including cholesterol levels and blood glucose, can help in managing stroke-related risk factors. Recording medications and their dosages ensures proper adherence to the prescribed treatment plan. Additionally, individuals can track rehabilitation procedures and therapies, such as physical therapy or speech therapy, to assess their effectiveness in achieving recovery goals. Regular doctor visits and consultations should also be noted to maintain effective communication with healthcare providers and receive ongoing support in the recovery journey.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
Feeling slightly overwhelmed and emotionally fatigued today; will consider engaging in mindfulness exercises to manage #stress levels.
Experienced mild weakness in the left hand and leg upon waking up. Slurred speech noted during breakfast, but improved as the morning progressed. Feeling fatigued throughout the day. #fatigue
No specific triggers identified yesterday. Routine morning activities seemed manageable without excessive #strain.
Took prescribed medications after breakfast - #Aspirin (81 mg) for blood-thinning and #Atorvastatin (10 mg) for cholesterol management.
#Blood_pressure measured twice today, readings were 130/80 mmHg and 132/82 mmHg, respectively.
#blood_test results showed #cholesterol levels within the target range.
#Rehabilitation : Attended the scheduled physical therapy session, focused on improving mobility in the left leg.
Visited neurologist #Dr.Brown to discuss progress and potential adjustments to the treatment plan.
*These health records are not real, but compiled by Dr. Mike Stanton of the UCLA Health Center. The data that you put in Goopatient is totally private and stored only on your computer.