This practical and common-sense approach is an excellent companion to the care you provide to your patient. - Grace H. Bryan, President, Association of Neurosurgical Physician Assistants [From the Foreword] This pocket-sized guide distills complicated neurologic conditions to deliver the essentials of best care for the neurocritical patient. Often missing from acute care courses, neurocritical care is a growing field, with more patients than ever admitted to the ICU for neurocritical conditions. This specialty requires specificity and precision, but as this practical resource demonstrates, the intricacies of neurocritical care should not be an immeasurable obstacle for any APP.
Written in the easy-access style for APPs, Fast Facts About Neurocritical Care covers the defining characteristics, clinical presentation, diagnostics, treatment, and nursing considerations of common neurological disorders seen in acute care settings. Chapters review the assessment and diagnosis of common and not-so-common neurologic conditions that can often be difficult to recognize and manage. Replete with illustrations and clinical pearls, this reference is an invaluable resource for orientation into this often-challenging specialty.
Useful pocket resource for neurological conditions presenting in ICU and that are difficult to master Addresses a growing area of healthcare - neurocritical care is a rapidly expanding specialty requiring well-versed nurses and nurse practitioners Reviews the basic neurological exam, as well as exam of the comatose patient Explains pertinent diagnostics including CSF interpretation and different imaging modalities Discusses commonly-used treatments and medications Presents an orientation resource to this challenging specialty