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Chapter-11 Nursing Management of Patients with Neurological Disorders

BOOK TITLE: Medical-Surgical Nursing (2 Volumes)

Author
1. Thomas Kochuthresiamma
ISBN
9789352701827
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14211_12
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
47
Author Affiliations
1. Government College of Nursing, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Chapter keywords
Central nervous system, brain, spinal cord, neurologic disorder, seizure, epilepsy, brain abscess, encephalitis, brain tumor, spinal cord tumor

Abstract

The human nervous system is a highly specialized system responsible for the control and integration of body’s activities. The major components of the central nervous system are the brain and the spinal cord. Management of patients with neurologic disorders, seizures, epilepsy, cerebrovascular accident, neurologic infection of meningitis, brain abscess, encephalitis, neurological trauma of head, brain and spinal cord, subdural and extradural hematoma, brain tumors, spinal cord tumors, and degenerative disorders are the other topics discussed in a brief yet clear manner in this chapter.

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