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 Author

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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