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Clinical Practice of Neurological & Neurosurgical Nursing,9781451172676
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Clinical Practice of Neurological & Neurosurgical Nursing



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The new Seventh Edition of the award-winning classic prepares its users to deliver expert care in this most challenging nursing specialty.  It addresses neuroanatomy, assessment, diagnostic evaluation and management of the complete range of neurological disorders for which nurses provide patient care, including trauma, stoke, tumors, seizures, headache, aneurysms, infections, degenerative disorders and features new chapters on neurological critical care and peripheral neuropathies.  The new edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect standards of care based on evidence-based practice.  It now includes separate pathophysiology sections in each chapter, new resource guides, such as internet sites and professional and patient information sources, key points summaries, evidence-based boxes, and nursing research features.

A companion site with fully-searchable text and image bank is available with purchase of the book.

Table of Contents



Neuroscience Nursing: Contemporary Practice


Chapter 1

The State of the Science of Neuroscience Nursing Practice

Chapter 2

Care Settings and Transitions in Care
Chapter 3

Ethical Perspectives and End-of-Life Care       

Chapter 4
Organ Donation and Donor Management


Assessment and Evaluation of Neuroscience Patients       

Chapter 5

Overview of Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology

Chapter 6

Diagnostics for Patients with Neurological Disorders

Chapter 7

Comprehensive Neurological Examination

Chapter 8

Neurological Assessment


General Considerations with Neuroscience Patients

Chapter 9

Nutritional Support for Neuroscience Patients  

Chapter 10

Neuroendocrine Disorders in Neuroscience Patients

Chapter 11

Rehabilitation of Patients with Neurological Disorders

Chapter 12

Pharmacological Management of Neuroscience Patients


Common Management Problems with Neuroscience Patients

Chapter 13

Intracranial Hypertension: Theory and Management of Increased Intracranial Pressure

Chapter 14 

Management of Patient Undergoing Neurosurgical Procedures

Chapter 15

Management of Patients with a Depressed Level of Consciousness


Nursing Management of Patients with Injury to the Neurological System

Chapter 16

Craniocerebral Injuries

Chapter 17

Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries

Chapter 18

Back Pain and Spinal Disorders

Chapter 19

Traumatic Peripheral Nerve Injuries


Nursing Management of Patients with Neoplasms of the Neurological System   

Chapter 20

Brain Tumors

Chapter 21

Spinal Cord Tumors


Nursing Management of Patients with Cerebrovascular Problems

Chapter 22

Transient Ischemic Attacks and Acute Ischemic Stroke

Chapter 23

Intracerebral Hemorrhagic Stroke

Chapter 24

Cerebral Aneurysms

Chapter 25

Arteriovenous Malformations and Other Cerebrovascular Anomalies


Nursing Management of Patients with Pain, Seizures, and CNS Infections

Chapter 26

Chronic Pain

Chapter 27


Chapter 28

Seizures and Epilepsy

Chapter 29

Infections of the Central Nervous System


Nursing Management of Patients with Neurodegenerative Diseases

Chapter 30

Alzheimer’s Disease and


Chapter 31

Parkinson’s Disease

Chapter 32

Multiple Sclerosis

Chapter 33

Myasthenia Gravis

Chapter 34

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis


Nursing Management of Patients with Peripheral Nerve Diseases

Chapter 35

Peripheral Neuropathies

Chapter 36

Cranial Nerve Diseases

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