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Neuroscience Nursing: A Spectrum of Care / Edition 3

Neuroscience Nursing: A Spectrum of Care / Edition 3


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This text provides nurses and healthcare providers caring for neurologic patients with the in-depth knowledge of neurophysiology, neuroassessment, and neuromanagement needed to ensure that care is delivered in accordance with best practices. Focusing on the importance of an interdidisciplinary health care team, each neurologic condition or disorder is discussed in a comprehensive, logical format. The text emphasizes the all-important role of the neuroscience nurse and the critical aspects of the core knowledge required to function effectively in multiple clinical settings. The second edition includes a new chapter on critical care management. For each disorder, content has been added or expanded to cover Geriatric Considerations, Case Management, Patient/Family Teaching, Rehabilitation, Nutritional Considerations and Psychosocial Aspects of care.

· Each disorder is discussed in a logical, streamlined format
· Discussions of each major disorder conclude with a Continuum of Care section
· Alerts and Tips are provided throughout to focus special attention on content that can help improve patient care
· For each disorder, a special section on Case Management is provided to assist in determining patient needs
· A totally revised chapter on the Neuroscience Patient with Pain and Headache focuses on acute and non-malignant chronic pain syndromes

· In-depth and comprehensive coverage provides a strong foundation for understanding the complexities of neuroscience nursing today
· A comprehensive review of diagnostic tools includes the most up-to-date technology and laboratory studies involved in neurologic diagnoses.
· An interdisciplinary team approach to patient management addresses the complex needs of the neuroscience patient
· Content for each major disorder offers a comprehensive approach to patient management
· A complete chapter is devoted to Adult Neurologic Assessment

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323044011
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 05/01/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 816
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Part I Neuroanatomy and Assessment

1. Neuroanatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System

2. The Adult Neurologic Assessment

3. Neurodiagnostic Studies

Part II Neurologic Disorders

4. Central Nervous System Infections

5. Metabolic Disorders

6. Altered States of Consciousness and Sleep

7. Brain Tumors

8. Cranial Surgeries

9. Neuroscience Critical Care Management

10. Intracranial Pressure Monitoring

11. Neurotrauma: Traumatic Brain Injury

12. Neurotrauma: Spinal Injury

13. Neurorehabilitation

14. Nontraumatic Disorders of the Spine

15. Peripheral Nerve Disorders

16. Cranial Nerve Deficits

17. Stroke Management

18. Aneurysms—NEW!

19. Management of Movement Disorders

20. Inflammatory Demyelinating Diseases—NEW!

21. Management of Dementia and Motor Neuron Disease—NEW!

22. Neuromuscular Junction and Muscle Disease

Part III Neurologic Conditions

23. Management of the Neuroscience Patient with Pain

24. Management of Seizures and Epilepsy

Part IV Legal Considerations

25. Legal Issues and Life Care Planning for the Neuroscience Patient

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