1:Policy influences on neuroscience practice
2:Underpinning neuroanatomy and physiology
5:Common drugs and treatments
7:Common problems and symptoms
8:Long-term neurological conditions
10:Neuroscience critical care
12:Legal and ethical issues
14:Paediatric neuroscience care
This handbook is for nurses needing practical guidance in clinical situations, either as an aide memoire for the specialist nurse, or an essential reference source for newly qualified nurses caring for people with neurological problems for the first time.
- Fully updated with the latest evidence-based guidelines, providing clear, trustworthy advice for practising nurses
- Fast access to targeted information from pathophysiology to treatment options, addressing major nursing concerns
New to this Edition:
- Chapters have been thoroughly revised to take into account the latest recommendations from NICE and NHS England
- Contains brand new information reflecting latest policy from NHS England and NICE, and incorporates new ethical guidelines, technologies and management options
- The critical care chapter reflects the changes for management of raised intracranial pressure in acute brain injury, including the use of hypothermia, optimising cerebral perfusion. The section on mechanical ventilation incorporates new technology and modes of ventilation.
- Includes updated treatment options for subarachnoid haemorrhage, including the use of 'flow-diverters' and stents
Edited by Sue Woodward, Lecturer, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College London, UK, and Catheryne Waterhouse, Clinical Nurse Educator, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
Catheryne Waterhouse has worked in the neuroscience specialty for over 40 years as a ward manager and clinical nurse educator. She enjoys neuroscience nursing because it is both demanding and rewarding, enabling nurses to provide care for patients with a multitude of physical, behavioural, cognitive and emotional needs. She loves the fact that every single day presents new challenges and new learning opportunities. As an educator she works clinically to support nurses on the unit and teach the post-registered course in neuroscience nursing. She has been given the opportunity to represent and work as advocate to promote the interests of neuroscience nurses across the U.K. More recently she has become involved with third sector charities and increased her understanding of the long-term consequences of surviving a brain injury.