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Neurology for Nurses - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780433028307, 9781483141558

Neurology for Nurses

1st Edition

Authors: J Bickerton J. Small
eBook ISBN: 9781483141558
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1981
Page Count: 214
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Neurology for Nurses is an attempt to make neurology as clear as possible, using the nursing model. The first portion of this book provides a diagram of the planes of the body that considers the nervous system anatomically, which is referenced throughout the book. The different orientations and planes of the body include the anterior (ventral) surface, posterior (dorsal) surface, lateral, medial, sagittal (median) section, Coronal (frontal) section, and transverse. Other than detailed descriptions of the anatomy and functions of nerves and the nervous system, this book provides diagnostic evaluation of diseases and clinical conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, cerebrovascular accidents, brain tumors, head injury, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and meningitis. This book includes as well discussions on neurological examinations, investigations, and observations. The topic on nursing care for unconscious patients is also provided. This text is aimed primarily at nursing students in training, but will also benefits those taking a post-basic nursing course in neurology.

Table of Contents

1 The planes of the body

2 The neurone

3 Introduction to the central nervous system

4 The fore brain

5 The thalamus

6 The basal nuclei

7 The hypothalamus

8 The neurohypophysis (posteriorpituitary)

9 The brain stem

10 The cerebellum

11 The meninges

12 The ventricles

13 Cerebrospinal fluid

14 Arterial supply of the brain

15 Venous drainage of the brain

16 The spinal cord

17 Ascending sensory tracts

18 Descending motor tracts

19 The reflex arc

20 An introduction to the peripheral nervous system

21 The spinal nerves

22 The cranial nerves

23 The nerves of the upper limb

24 The nerves of the lower limb

25 Sight

26 Hearing

27 Balance

28 Smell and taste

29 Touch

30 The autonomic nervous system

31 Neurological examination

32 Neurological investigations

33 Neurological observations

34 Care of the unconscious patient

35 Care of the paralysed patient

36 Multiple sclerosis

37 Cerebro vascular accident

38 Brain tumours

39 Head injury

40 Epilepsy

31 Parkinsonism

42 Meningitis

43 Encephalitis

44 Subarachnoid haemorrhage

45 Lesions of the spinal cord

46 Acute poliomyelitis

47 Spinabifida

48 Hydrocephalus

49 Peripheral neuritis

50 The trigeminal and facial nerves

51 Menieres disease

52 Headache and migraine


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About the Authors

J Bickerton

J. Small

J. Victor Small received a Ph.D. in 1969 at Kings College, London from where he moved to Denmark to take up a lectureship at Aarhus University, which he held until 1977. Thereafter, he became department head in a new institute, the Institute of Molecular Biology, established by the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Salzburg, of which he is the current director. His work has centered on smooth muscle biochemistry and structure and on the mechanism of cell motility.

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Austria Academy of Sciences, Salzburg, Austria

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