The Clinical Practice of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing

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Joanne V. Hickey
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003 - Medical - 756 pages
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The new, Fifth Edition of this award-winning classic prepares its users for delivering expert care in this most challenging nursing specialty. It 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, and features new chapters on neurological critical care and peripheral neuropathies. The new edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect standards of care based on evidenced-based practice. It now includes separate pathophysiology sections in each chapter; new resource guides, such as Internet sites and professional and patient information sources; key points summaries; and, nursing research features.

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