The Clinical Practice of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing

The Clinical Practice of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing

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The new Sixth Edition of this award-winning classic prepares its users for delivering 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, stroke, tumors, seizures, headache, aneurysms, infections, degenerative disorders, and peripheral neuropathies. This edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect standards of care based on evidence-based practice. It now includes case studies, community nursing sections throughout, and increased coverage of normal pressure hydrocephalus, inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, and Creutzfeld-Jacob disease.Medication administration has been identified as an especially error-prone aspect of hospitalization. ... concentrations and drip rate calculation programs to decrease the risk of incorrectly calculating medication doses. ... Some studies have shown that ICP monitoring, in conjunction with accepted brain injury management guidelines, appears to be ... The ICP and CPP are used together to guide therapeutic interventions for the patient who has sustained a severe CNS insult (see Chap.

Title:The Clinical Practice of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing
Author: Joanne V. Hickey
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2009

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