9781405185646

Neurotrauma : Managing Patients with Head Injury

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  • ISBN13:

    9781405185646

  • ISBN10:

    1405185643

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/6/2013
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

Neurotrauma: Managing Patients with Head Injuries is a comprehensive, holistic, evidence-based approach to the primary, secondary and tertiary care of a person with neurotrauma. Using a patient-centred needs approach to enhance the quality of care of head injured patients, family and carers, this multidisciplinary book will enable the reader to apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes learned to the practice of neurotrauma in all settings. It explores: Anatomy and physiology of the brain Pharmacology for neurotrauma patients Assessment of the patient with neurotrauma Management of neurotrauma in a range of settings including at the scene, in the emergency department, and at the hospital Neuro-rehabilitation Community care Nursing management of the patient This practical resource includes activities, exercises, and ethical and legal considerations throughout, making it ideal reading for all staff working in neuroscience, emergency, critical and rehabilitation settings.

Author Biography

Dr Nadine Abelson-Mitchell is Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Community Studies at the University of Plymouth. She is the partnership link for the neuroscience programme and is Appointed Honorary Nurse Consultant to Rowans Rehabilitation Unit, Plymouth teaching PCT.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION.

The patient journey.

Models of care.

Philosophy.

Needs Approach.

Abelson’s Activities of Living.

Defining Neurotrauma.

PART 2: PRE-REQUISITE KNOWLEDGE.

Applied Anatomy & physiology of the Brain.

Brain Death.

Applied Neuropharmacology.

Applied Microbiology.

PART 3: FEATURES OF NEUROTRAUMA.

Head Injury- Definition.

Types.

Primary Injury.

Secondary Effects.

Clinical Manifestations.

Raised Intracranial Pressure.

Assessment.

Prognosis/Outcome.

Death and Dying.

Epidemiology.

Mechanism of Injury.

PART 4: MANAGEMENT OF NEUROTRAUMA.

Primary Prevention of Neurotrauma.

Primary Response at Road Side.

Transport of Client.

Management in A&E.

Investigations.

Management in Hospital.

PART 5: NEUROREHABILITATION.

Discharge Planning.

Neuropsychology.

Multidisciplinary Management.

Neurorehabilitation.

Family and Carers.

Sequelae of Neurotrauma.

Living in the Community

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