Epilepsy In Primary Care

4th Edition

A Team Approach to Effective Management

Authors:

  • Linda Baddeley
  • Simon Ellis
    • Print ISBN 9780750649544

    Description

    Written by a Specialist Nurse with extensive experience in co-ordinating treatment plans for epilepsy and a Consultant Neurologist, this practical guide is an essential purchase for every nurse practitioner, practice nurse and other members of the primary healthcare team.

    Table of Contents

    1) An Introduction to Epilepsy: the Condition and the Care
    2) The development of epilepsy services
    3) Implications for lifestyle
    4) Exploring the nurse's role in epilepsy care
    5) The anatomy and physiology
    6) The diagnosis, classification and investigations
    7) Special issues in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy
    8) Treatments used in the care of people with epilepsy
    9) Epilepsy in children and adolescents
    10) Sexuality and Planing a family
    11) Epilepsy in the elderly
    12) Epilepsy in the learning disabled
    13) Audit.
    14) Appendices.
    1. Use of rectal diazepam
    2. Information required by Neurologist at out patient appointment
    3. Information required by EEG department
    4. Sample patient record card
    5. Epilepsy profile record sheet
    6. Questions and answers - Informing the patient
    7. First aid during seizures
    8. Useful addresses
    9. Bibliography

    Details

    No. of pages:
    224
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2002
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Butterworth-Heinemann
    Print ISBN:
    9780750649544