Neuroscience Nursing

A Spectrum of Care

By

  • Ellen Barker, MSN, APN, CRNR, CLCP, ABDA, President, Neuroscience Nursing Consultants Greenville, DE Advance Practice Nurse in Private Practice

Neuroscience Nursing: A Spectrum of Care, 3rd Edition addresses the complicated needs of neuroscience patients and equips providers with in-depth knowledge of neurophysiology, neuroassessment, and neuromanagement to help provide the best patient care. This 3rd edition's carefully refined features enhance the book's readability, and the new 8-page color insert with 40 plates features important information on neurophysiology, diagnostics scans, and disorders such as aneurysms. Readers will find comprehensive information on foundations in neuroanatomy and data collection; thorough discussions of neurologic disorders; management considerations for frequently encountered neurologic conditions; and legal and ethical issues relevant to life care planning for the neuroscience patient.
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Book information

  • Published: May 2007
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-04401-1


Table of Contents

Part I Neuroanatomy and Assessment

1. Neuroanatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System

2. The Adult Neurologic Assessment

3. Neurodiagnostic Studies

Part II Neurologic Disorders

4. Central Nervous System Infections

5. Metabolic Disorders

6. Altered States of Consciousness and Sleep

7. Brain Tumors

8. Cranial Surgeries

9. Neuroscience Critical Care Management

10. Intracranial Pressure Monitoring

11. Neurotrauma: Traumatic Brain Injury

12. Neurotrauma: Spinal Injury

13. Neurorehabilitation

14. Nontraumatic Disorders of the Spine

15. Peripheral Nerve Disorders

16. Cranial Nerve Deficits

17. Stroke Management

18. Aneurysms—NEW!

19. Management of Movement Disorders

20. Inflammatory Demyelinating Diseases—NEW!

21. Management of Dementia and Motor Neuron Disease—NEW!

22. Neuromuscular Junction and Muscle Disease

Part III Neurologic Conditions

23. Management of the Neuroscience Patient with Pain

24. Management of Seizures and Epilepsy

Part IV Legal Considerations

25. Legal Issues and Life Care Planning for the Neuroscience Patient