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From The CriticsReviewer: Terri E Kiernan, MSN, FNP-BC, CCRN, CNRN(Mayo Clinic Arizona)
Description: This is the most comprehensive book on neuroscience nursing that has been published in many years. What makes this book so essential to a nurse's library is its breadth. Novice nurses will find it easy to use to learn neuroscience fundamentals while experienced nurses will find this book invaluable.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide nurses with the most up-to-date information in the neurosciences using research and best evidence.
Audience: The book is aimed at nurses in the subspecialty of neuroscience, both novice and expert. Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and internists would find this book helpful either in specialty practice or as a resource in general practice.
Features: It covers a range of topics from the history of neuroscience nursing to anatomy and physiology and assessment and management in a variety of neurological processes. Topics include dementias, epilepsy, myasthenia gravis, intracranial pressure, head and spinal trauma, among many others. The book includes extensive diagrams and tables to assist visual learners.
Assessment: This high quality book would be an invaluable addition to a hospital unit or in a nurse's personal library.