Essentials of Neurological & Neurosurgical Nursing

by TP Prema, KF Graicy

In early times the practice of neuronursing intended towards doctors assistance. In today’s scenario nurse plays an important role in assessing neurological patients and family. Anatomy and physiology of nervous system has been described briefly. This book highlights the role of nursing care and management in patients with neurological conditions. Various procedures involved in neurological examination and the nurse’s role is discussed. Clinical features, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedure of various conditions like infections of nervous system, cerebrovascular accidents, epilepsy, congenital abnormalities, vascular diseases, tumors, neuromuscular disorders, cranial nerve disorders, peripheral neuropathy, wilson’s disease, myopathies and headache are described. Also stress has been made in describing the role of nursing management in rehabilitation of the patient with neurological and neurosurgical condition and also of patient with ventilator. Common drugs used in treating various neurological conditions are explained and nurse’s role in preventing these conditions has been discussed.

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Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Prema TP
Sanjay Gandhi College of Nursing, Sgah and ri (Sanjay Gandhi Accident Hospital and Research Institute), Jaya Nagar East, Bangalore
National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
New Jersey, USA
2. Graicy KF NIMHANS, Bangalore
National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
Shyamala Reddy College of Nursing, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
ISBN 9789350259351
Speciality Medical Surgical Nursing, Psychiatric (Mental Health) Nursing
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/11943
Edition 2/e
Publishing Year 2013
Pages 346
Book Type Professional


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