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Neuroscience Nursing: Evidence-Based Theory and Practice / Edition 1

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Neuroscience Nursing: Evidence-Based Theory and Practice / Edition 1

“Superior… An important resource fornurses”

Shanne McNamara, Vice President, British Association ofNeuroscience Nurses

Neuroscience Nursing is a comprehensive, practical textthat reflects both the richness and the diversity of contemporaryneuroscience nursing. It aims to inform the practice ofneuroscience nursing through the report of current research, bestavailable evidence, policy and education.

This important new book is divided into several sectionsexploring anatomy and physiology of the nervous system; assessment,interpretation and management of specific problems in theneurological patient; neurological investigations and neurosurgicalprocedures; management of patients with intracranial disorders; andmanagement of patients with long-term conditions. It also exploresthe underpinning concepts of neuroscience care, including itshistory and development, and legal and ethical issues. Uniquely,this text also includes patients’ perspectives of living witha variety of neurological conditions.

Key features:

  • The first evidence-based UK neuroscience textbook fornurses
  • Extensive full colour illustrations throughout
  • Applicable to a wide variety of settings including prevention,primary care, acute and critical care, rehabilitation andpalliative care
  • Contributions from nurse specialists, nurse consultants,academics and subject experts from throughout the UK

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405163569
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/08/2011
Pages: 680
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Sue Woodward is a Lecturer in Nursing and Nursing ResearchFellow at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery,King's College London. She is also Editor-in-Chief of theBritish Journal of Neuroscience Nursing

Anne-Marie Mestecky is a Lecturer in Critical CareNursing at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing andMidwifery, King’s College London. She is on the editorialboard for the British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, andthe Pan London Neuroscience Nursing benchmark group.

Table of Contents

Contributor List.



Section I: Anatomy and Physiology of the NervousSystem

1 Cells of the CNS and How They Communicate (ColmTreacy).

2 The Structural and Biochemical Defences of the CNS (EhsanKhan).

3 The Anatomy and Physiology of the Brain (Chris Eberhardie,Sue Woodward and Ann-Marie Mestecky).

4 The Spinal Cord (Maureen Coggrave).

5 The Autonomic Nervous System (Chris Brunker).

6 Intracranial Physiology (Ann-Marie Mestecky).

Section II: Assessment, Interpretation and Management ofSpecific Problems in the Neurological Patient.

7 Assessment and Management of Raised Intracranial Pressure(Ann-Marie Mestecky).

8 Assessment, Interpretation and Management of AlteredConsciousness (Neal Cook and Sue Woodward).

9 Assessment, Interpretation and Management of ImpairedCognition (Thom Aird).

10 Assessment and Management of Challenging Behaviour (MaryBraine).

11 Assessment, Interpretation and Management of AlteredPerceptual, Motor and Sensory Function (Iain Bowie and SueWoodward).

12 Assessment, Interpretation and Management of Altered Speechand Swallowing (Jane Dundas and Kathryn Chappell).

13 Assessment, Interpretation and Management of Cranial NerveDysfunction (Iain Bowie and Sue Woodward).

14 Assessment, Interpretation and Management of AlteredCardiovascular Status in the Neurological Patient (ChrisBrunker).

15 Assessment, Interpretation and Management of ImpairedRespiratory Function in the Neurological Patient (AnneMcleod).

16 Assessment and Management of Fluid, Electrolytes andNutrition in the Neurological Patient (Neal Cook and Ann-MarieMestecky).

17 Assessment and Management of Pain (Sue Woodward).

18 Assessment and Management of Bladder and Bowel Problems(Mandy Wells, Deborah Yarde and Sue Woodward).

Section III: Neurological Investigations and NeurosurgicalProcedures.

19 Neurological Investigations (Jane Connor and KirstyAndrews).

20 Common Neurosurgical Procedures (Anne Preece).

Section IV: Management of Patients with IntracranialDisorders and Disease

21 Management of Patients with Intracranial Tumours (EmmaTownsley).

22 Management of Patients with Stroke and Transient IschaemicAttack (Jane Dundas, Beverley Bennett and Julia Slark).

23 Management of Patients with Intracranial Aneurysms andVascular Malformations (Ann-Marie Mestecky).

24 Management of Patients with Central Nervous System Infections(Ava Easton, Stephen Pewter, Huw Williams, Leann Johnson, EdWilkins and Ann-Marie Mestecky).

25 Management of Patients with Hydrocephalus (StuartHibbins).

Section V: Management of Patients with Long-TermConditions.

26 Management of Patients with Common Movement Disorders (LizScott, Pauline McDonald and Rachel Taylor).

27 Management of Patients with Motor Neurone Disease (MaryO’Brien).

28 Management of Patients with Multiple Sclerosis (VickiMatthews and Nikki Embrey).

29 Management of Patients with Dementias (Katy Judd, KarenHarrison and Ian Weatherhead).

30 Management of Patients with Epilepsy (AnthonyLinklater).

31 Management of Patients with Myasthenia Gravis (SaijuJacob).

Section VI: Management of Patients Following Head and SpinalTrauma.

32 Management of Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury(Siobhan McLernon).

33 Management of Patients with Spinal Injury (Paul Harrisonand David Ash).

Section VII: Management of Patients with Neuropathies andSpinal Disorders and Disease.

34 Management of Patients with Disorders of the Vertebral Columnand Spinal Cord (Cath Waterhouse and Glynis Pellatt).

35 Management of Patients with Guillain-Barré Syndrome andOther Peripheral Neuropathies (Sue Woodward).

Section VIII: Fundamental Concepts of NeuroscienceNursing. 

36 Ethical and Legal Issues (Stephen Leyshon and AlisonHobden).

37 The History and Development of Neuroscience Nursing (ThomAird).


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