The Clinical Practice of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing

The Clinical Practice of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing

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Base your care of neurological patients on evidence-based best practices, with the completely updated, fully illustrated The Clinical Practice of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing , 8th Edition.

This is the most current and comprehensive neuroscience nursing text, written to support you in the everyday high-level assessments, information processing and decision making required of the neurological nurse. A must-have for offering accurate, efficient care of adult/geriatric neuroscience patients, this is ideal for both beginning and advanced neuro nurses and nursing students. NEW chapter on hydrocephalus NEW chapter on neurological care in the community NEW and revised content throughout the text that reflects current best practices Case studies that offer real-life scenarios to reinforce concepts Treatment Summaries, Clinical Vignettes and Clinical Pearls that provide vital clinical tips Sections covering a broad range of neuroscience care considerations: Ethical perspectives and end-of-life care – Preparing and caring for patients after acute care, brain death and organ donation Assessment and evaluation of neuroscience patients – Overview of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, diagnostics for patients with neurological disorders, comprehensive neurological examination, neurological assessment Common management challenges – Intracranial hypertension, hydrocephalus, management of patients with altered level of consciousness, evaluation/treatment of delirium, common neuroendocrine syndromes, neurosurgical procedures, rehabilitation Nursing management of patients with injury to the neurological system; cranial nerve disorders and peripheral nerve injuries; neoplasms of the neurological system; cerebrovascular disease; pain, seizures, and CNS infections; movement disorders; neurodegenerative and neuromuscular diseases Ideal for nurses working in intensive care units, emergency departments, neuroscience specialty units and medical-surgical units that admit neuroscience patients Nursing management guidance that is infused with pathophysiology content, providing a rationale for care and for identifying patient outcomes Guide for establishing and updating a neuroscience patient database Excellent study aid for preparing for the certified neuroscience registered nurse (CNRN) exam and stroke certification (SCRN) Thorough overview of neurology team communications – Best practices for coordination, continuity, and patient safety

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About the Clinical Editors

Joanne V. Hickey, PhD, RN, ACNP, FAAN, FCCM, is Patricia L. Starck/PARTNERS Professor of Nursing, Department of Research at the Cizik School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston at the University of Texas Health School of Nursing in Houston, Texas.

Andrea L. Strayer, MS, NP, CNRN, is Inpatient Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioner at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.

Handbook of Neuroscience Nursing

Care of the Adult Neurosurgical Patient

Sep 1, 2018

Written by advanced practice nurses in collaboration with physician experts from one of the world’s most renowned neurosurgical institutions, this is the first point-of-care book designed to enhance patient care at the bedside. Every chapter is written by leading authorities in their respective specialties, resulting in a concise but robust neuroscience nursing management tool.

The authors lay a foundation with an in-depth description of central nervous system anatomy, followed by step-by-step processes required to perform accurate and thorough neurological assessments. Subsequent chapters describe common neurological disorders and conditions such as tumors, vascular anomalies, and traumatic brain injury. The authors deftly guide the reader through managing neurological diagnoses and help the reader understand the treatment that patients with these conditions may undergo.

Key Highlights

Superb illustrations and 10 animations created by master artists bring to life the anatomical structures, pathologies, and mechanisms of injury described in the chapters Lists, tables, and boxes are organized in a concise layout that allows quick consultation and implementation Diagnostic images, medical illustrations, and treatment algorithms help elucidate the implications of managing patients with complex neurological conditions Appendices contain extensive complementary information including discharge instructions and checklists that are of great help to family caregivers and healthcare professionals alike This book is an accessible, easy-to-navigate reference for nurses and ancillary staff of varied experience levels and specialties who are caring for neurosurgical patients. It is a must-have resource for nurse practitioners and physician assistants at any institution with a high-volume neurosurgical service.

Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient

Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient

Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient

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This updated third edition is a detailed reference for nurses and other health care providers who care for children with neurosurgical conditions. The explanations of pathophysiology, anatomy, neurodiagnostic imaging, and treatment options for each neurosurgical diagnosis will help to clarify the rationale behind the nursing care. Descriptions of presenting symptoms, history and findings on neurological examination will help nurses understand the neurological disorder and identify problems. New chapters have been added on skull and scalp anomalies, pediatric concussion, abuse head trauma and on neuroimaging. Each chapter includes case studies, impact on families, patient and family education, and practice pearls. Staff and student nurses working in clinics, critical care units, pediatric units, operating rooms, post-anesthesia care units, emergency departments, and radiology departments will benefit from the information presented. Although this book is written for nurses, child life therapists, physical and occupational therapists, medical students and neurosurgery residents will also find it helpful. Parents of children with neurosurgical disorders will also find it a useful resource in understanding their child’s condition.


Product Details

  • Published on: 2017-04-28
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.25″ h x 7.25″ w x 1.50″ l,
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 613 pages

Editorial Reviews

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From the reviews:
“…The attributes of this text result in a much wider appeal than to just pediatric neurosurgical nurses. This book will prove useful to anyone remotely interested in pediatric neurosurgery. I have no hesitation in recommending a copy be in every neurosurgical residency library. Hospitals will find this a useful textbook reference to place on the pediatrics floors for nurses and pediatric house staff to be able to quickly and concisely review any of the various neurosurgical subjects along with appropriate surgical interventions. Libraries will find this book is a must addition if they have patrons interested in neurosurgery. My only caveat is that I suspect this book will have a high disappearance (ie, “borrowing”) rate due to its value as a great educational tool.” (J.T. Goodrich, JAMA, November 2007)
“This book provides a one-of-a-kind clinical resource for nursing staff who work with this challenging population of patients. In addition to the easy-to-read text, this book includes 119 figures and 61 tables of valuable information to enhance nursing practice. … is written for nurses who are for pediatric neurosurgery patients but is also a tremendous reference for students and others in the healthcare profession. … This book will be a tremendous resource for me, and for the patients and staff with whom I work.” (Julie A Warren, Doody’s Review Service, August, 2007)
“The architecture of the book, subdivided in 12 multi-authored chapters, is quite solid, each contribution offering the basic knowledge necessary to understand the pathophysiology of a given disease, the essential of the surgical management, and the nurses’ considerations. Each chapter is nicely illustrated and enriched by numerous tables aimed at illustrating specific points, as well as providing further sources of information when needed … . Although this book is written by nurses, also medical students and neurosurgeons in training will find its reading quite useful.” (Concezio Di Rocco, Child’s Nervous System, Vol. 23, 2007)
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This updated third edition is a detailed reference for nurses and other health care providers who care for children with neurosurgical conditions. The explanations of pathophysiology, anatomy, neurodiagnostic imaging, and treatment options for each neurosurgical diagnosis will help to clarify the rationale behind the nursing care. Descriptions of presenting symptoms, history and findings on neurological examination will help nurses understand the neurological disorder and identify problems. New chapters have been added on skull and scalp anomalies, pediatric concussion, abuse head trauma and on neuroimaging. Each chapter includes case studies, impact on families, patient and family education, and practice pearls. Staff and student nurses working in clinics, critical care units, pediatric units, operating rooms, post-anesthesia care units, emergency departments, and radiology departments will benefit from the information presented. Although this book is written for nurses, child life therapists, physical and occupational therapists, medical students and neurosurgery residents will also find it helpful. Parents of children with neurosurgical disorders will also find it a useful resource in understanding their child’s condition.
About the Author

Cathy C. Cartwright, MSN, RN-BC, PCNS, FAAN is a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist and Director of Advanced Professional Practice at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. Prior to this position, she worked at the Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals and Clinics, Columbia, Missouri in a variety of positions, including Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist in Neurosurgery, Manager of Pediatric Services, Pediatric Outreach Coordinator, and Manager of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. She has received many awards, including the 2015 Magnet Nurse of the Year for Exemplary Professional Practice, an Excellence in Advanced Practice Award from the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, March of Dimes Future of Nursing Award (Pediatric) and a Circle of Excellence Award (Management). She was President of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses in 2009-10, having previously served on its Board of Directors. She has an extensive publication record and has given numerous national and international presentations.
Donna C. Wallace is currently a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Neurosurgery Division of Banner Children Specialists, at Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona. Prior to that, she was a Nurse Practitioner for 16 years at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. Ms. Wallace has been a manager, and has also held several teaching positions. She has received several awards including the Mary Decker Mentorship Award, and the Excellence in Advanced Practice Award, from the American Association of Neuroscience Nursing (AANN). Additionally, she has served on the AANN Board of Directors.  Her passion for writing has resulted in numerous articles and lectures.

Book: Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 33, 2015: Traumatic Brain Injury

Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 33, 2015: Traumatic Brain InjuryAnnual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 33, 2015: Traumatic Brain Injury
By Yvette Conley PhD RN FAAN

 
 
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This groundbreaking annual review has provided nearly three decades of knowledge, insight, and research on topics critical to the field of nursing. The 33rd volume delivers the most current research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) with a focus on its implications for improving health and wellbeing. The book examines promising new interventions for individuals suffering from TBI with supporting research about their efficaciousness. Invited experts–highly respected nurse scientists working in a variety of TBI-related arenas–stress outcomes and symptom development post-TBI.


Product Details

  • Published on: 2015-04-24
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.02″ h x 5.98″ w x .0″ l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 300 pages