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The Clinical Practice of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing
Sixth Edition
by Joanne V. Hickey

The Clinical Practice of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing prepares its users for delivering expert care in this most challenging nursing specialty.

The Clinical Practice of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing addresses neuroanatomy, assessment, diagnostic evaluation, and management of the complete range of neurological disorders for which nurses provide patient care, including:

  • trauma
  • stroke
  • tumors
  • seizures
  • headache
  • aneurysms
  • infections
  • degenerative disorders
  • peripheral neuropathies

This edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect standards of care based on evidence-based practice.


Neuroscience Nursing: Contemporary Practice

1. The State of the Science of Neuroscience Nursing Practice

  • The State of Health Care and Practice
  • The Information Society and Knowledge Workers

2. Care Settings and Transitions in Care

  • Discharge Planning for Neuroscience Patients

3. Ethical Perspectives and End-of-Life Care

Assessment and Evaluation of Neuroscience Patients

4. Overview of Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology

  • Brain (Encephalon)
  • General Functions of the Cerebral Cortex According to Lobes
  • Dominance of a Cerebral Hemisphere
  • Corpus Callosum
  • Basal Ganglia
  • Diencephalon
  • Internal Capsule
  • Hypophysis (Pituitary Gland)
  • Brainstem (Midbrain, Pons, and Medulla)

5. Diagnostic Procedures and Laboratory Tests for Neuroscience Patients

6. Comprehensive Neurological Examination

7. Neurological Assessment

  • Establishing a Nursing Database

General Considerations in Neuroscience Nursing

8. Nutritional Support for Neuroscience Patients

  • Basic Nutritional Requirements

9. Fluid and Metabolic Disorders in Neuroscience Patients

  • Hypothalamic-Neurohypophyseal System

10. Behavioral and Psychological Responses to Neurological Illness

11. Rehabilitation of Neuroscience Patients

  • Framework for Disability
  • A Philosophy of Rehabilitation

12. Pharmacologic Management of Neuroscience Patients

Common Management Problems with Neuroscience Patients

13. Intracranial Hypertension: Theory and Management of Increased Intracranial Pressure

  • Pathophysiology

14. Management of Patients Undergoing Neurosurgical Procedures

15. Nursing Management of Patients With a Depressed State of Consciousness

  • Immobility

16. Neuroscience Critical Care

  • Critical Care Personnel

Nursing Management of Patients with Injury to the Neurological System

17. Craniocerebral Injuries

  • Scope of the Problem
  • Overview of Craniocerebral Trauma

18. Vertebral and Spinal Cord Injuries

  • A Perspective
  • Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries

19. Back Pain and Spinal Disorders

  • Conditions Related to Back or Neck Pain

20. Peripheral Nerve Injuries

  • Mechanisms of Injury

Nursing Management of Patients with Neoplasms of the Neurological System

21. Brain Tumors

22. Spinal Cord Tumors

Nursing Management of Patients with Cerebrovascular Problems

23. Cerebral Aneurysms

24. Arteriovenous Malformations and Other Cerebrovascular Anomalies

25. Stroke

26. Other Cerebrovascular Disorders

Nursing Management of Patients with Pain, Seizures, and CNS Infections

27. Chronic Pain

28. Headaches

29. Seizures and Epilepsy

30. Infections of the Central Nervous System

Nursing Management of Patients with Neurodegenerative Diseases

31. Dementias and Alzheimer's Disease

32. Neurodegenerative Diseases

Nursing Management of Patients with Peripheral Nerve Diseases

33. Peripheral Neuropathies

34. Cranial Nerve Diseases


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The Clinical Practice of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing
Sixth Edition
by Joanne V. Hickey

2009 • 768 pages • $98.95 + shipping
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