Neurology for Nurses

Neurology for Nurses

1st Edition - January 1, 1981

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  • Authors: J Bickerton, J. Small
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483141558

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 214
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1981
  • Published: January 1, 1981
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483141558

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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