Amanda Hale, MSN, APRN, is a board-certified neuroscience registered nurse with the Orlando Health Neuroscience Institute. She is an integral part of the Comprehensive Stroke Program care team, working with inpatients and those in the outpatient clinic. Amanda provides experienced, compassionate nursing care to patients with cerebrovascular disease such as stroke, transient ischemic attacks, hemorrhagic stroke and more.
About the Comprehensive Stroke Program
The physicians and staff of the Comprehensive Stroke Program are prepared to manage acute stroke emergencies. This includes availability of:
- Advanced imaging, medical equipment and facilities
- Doctors and other specialists trained in vascular (blood vessel), neurology, neurosurgery and endovascular (minimally invasive) treatments
- Experience and knowledge of how to treat patients with complex types of strokes
- Neurological intensive care units (ICU) for critical care
- Neurosurgical operating rooms
- Step-down units or close monitoring as the patient’s condition improves
The program is known for its care of those with complex conditions such as AV malformations, brain aneurysms, ischemic stroke and intracranial stenosis.
Patients often wonder about the role of the many experienced professionals who care for them during their time in the hospital. In addition to the rehabilitation and nursing teams, Amanda coordinates care from many experienced physicians. They each have an important, specialized role:
Neurologist – Treats conditions and disease involving the brain, spinal cord, and central and peripheral nervous systems.
Neurophysiologist – Studies the central and peripheral nervous systems by recording spontaneous and stimulated bioelectrical activity.
Neuroradiologist – Using imaging modalities and scans, performs diagnostics of the central and peripheral nervous systems, spine, head and neck.
Neurosurgeon – Performs surgical procedures specific to the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and cerebrovascular system.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation or Physiatrist –Facilitates the improvement and restoration of functional ability and quality of life.
Vascular Neurologist – Specialized in cerebrovascular disease and vascular diseases of the central nervous system with expertise in the diagnosis and management of stroke and brain imaging.
Amanda Hale’s Training
Amanda attended South University at the Orlando and Tampa campuses, earning both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing and graduating summa cum laude with each degree. She also was a member of the university’s Graduate Honor Council and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
About Amanda Hale
Amanda holds several national certifications, including the stroke certified registered nurse and certified neuroscience registered nurse credentials. Professional organizations she is actively involved in are the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, American Academy of Neurology, AANP Specialty Practice Group – Neurology, and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.