The Clinical Practice of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing

Joanne V. Hickey

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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The ability to download the eBook on multiple devices at one time-providing a seamless reading experience online or offline
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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.

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