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Oxford University Press
27 August 2009
A first reference for the clinical management of patients with neurological symptomsCovers all major neuroscience disciplines: neurology, neurosurgery, neuroscience critical care and neurorehabilitationBreaks down complex information into easy-to-use bulleted lists, conveying only what you need to knowDeveloped within the context of the National Service FrameworkThe 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 with neurological problems wherever you encounter them, be it in a neurology, neurosurgery, 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 most commonly 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 to neuroscience 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.
Edited by:   Sue Woodward (Lecturer Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery King's College London London UK), Catheryne Waterhouse (Clinical Educator, Neuroscience Unit, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 180mm,  Width: 101mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   257g
ISBN:   9780199547340
ISBN 10:   0199547343
Series:   Oxford Handbooks in Nursing
Pages:   528
Publication Date:   27 August 2009
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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

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 Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College London. Sue became a full-time lecturer in 1999, is currently programme leader for critical care post-qualification education and has developed and leads a new MSc in Neuroscience Care. She has completed a four-year term as head of department for specialist and palliative care, and is now part-way through PhD studies. She has been co-opted onto the Royal College of Nursing Neurosciences Forum committee and has been Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing since its inception in April 2005.Cath Waterhouse works as a clinical educator in the neuroscience unit at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield. She has a clinical base in the neuro ITU unit, and runs the post-basic neuroscience course. Cath has more than 30 years of experience in neuroscience nursing, and has special interests in both intensive care nursing and head injury. Cath currently chairs the RCN Neurosciences Forum Committee.

Reviews for Oxford Handbook of Neuroscience Nursing

I purchased this book as I am a newly qualified nurse and I have just started my first job on a neurosurgery ward. I have found the book really useful for quick reference and it provides an overview of most of the things I have come into contact with so far. This is worth the money and I would recommend it to all neuro nurses! Ellie Thomas, Amazon Review I'm a nurse and coming from a medical ward to a neurosurgical ward was extremely difficult. I have looked at a few books which were more complex and mostly aimed at doctors. This book is excellent and covers all the areas that I need for neurosurgical nursing. I would definitely recommend for starting out in any neuro ward. It covers all aspects of neurological disease, injury & rehab. Exactly what I wanted. Amazon Customer Reviews Good concise book for neuroscience nurses. Not too bulky and very easy to understand. Worth buying if you are going to work in a neuroscience ward. Amazon Customer Reviews

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