The Oxford Handbook of Neuroscience Nursing

Paperback | September 12, 2009

EditorSue Woodward, Catheryne Waterhouse

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The Oxford Handbook of Neuroscience Nursing is an invaluable resource when you need relevant and practical clinical guidance in dealing with complex clinical situations, or when caring for people with neurological problems for the first time. It will enable you to meet the needs of people withneurological problems wherever you encounter them, be it in a neurology, neurossurgery, critical care or rehabilitation setting, and will therefore enable you to meet the requirements of the National Service Framework.The book is organised in a way that separates the major neuroscience disciplines of neurology, neurosurgery, neuroscience critical care and neurorehabilitation, with extensive cross-referencing between sections. It will provide enough information to manage the initial care of the patient with mostcommonly encountered conditions. Practical guidance is also provided about neurological assessment and investigations, commonly used drugs in neuroscience practice, dealing with neurological emergencies, and the legal and ethical issues surrounding the profession. Complementary therapies applied toneuroscience practice are also discussed.Next time practical guidance is needed on the management of a particular patient, or information is required to manage a particular situation, then The Oxford Handbook of Neuroscience Nursing will provide you with the answers you need in a succinct and functional way.

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The Oxford Handbook of Neuroscience Nursing is an invaluable resource when you need relevant and practical clinical guidance in dealing with complex clinical situations, or when caring for people with neurological problems for the first time. It will enable you to meet the needs of people withneurological problems wherever you encounte...

Sue Woodward has worked in neurosciences nursing since she qualified in 1988. In 1996 she successfully completed an MSc in clinical neuroscience from the Roehampton Institute, University of Surrey, and following this she was appointed to a lecturer/practitioner post in neurosciences jointly between King's College Hospital and the Flor...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:600 pagesPublished:September 12, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199547343

ISBN - 13:9780199547340

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Underpinning neuroanatomy and physiology3. Neurological assessment4. Neurological investigations5. Common drugs and treatments6. Neurological emergencies7. Care of patients with common problems and symptoms8. Long-term neurological conditions9. Neurosurgery nursing10. Neuroscience critical care11. Neurorehabilitation12. Legal and ethical issues13. Complementary therapies for neurological conditions14. Paediatric neuroscience care