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Contributor List. Preface. Acknowledgements. Section I: Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System 1 Cells of the CNS and How They Communicate (Colm Treacy). 2 The Structural and Biochemical Defences of the CNS (Ehsan Khan). 3 The Anatomy and Physiology of the Brain (Chris Eberhardie, Sue Woodward and Ann-Marie Mestecky). 4 The Spinal Cord (Maureen Coggrave). 5 The Autonomic Nervous System (Chris Brunker). 6 Intracranial Physiology (Ann-Marie Mestecky). Section II: Assessment, Interpretation and Management of Specific Problems in the Neurological Patient. 7 Assessment and Management of Raised Intracranial Pressure (Ann-Marie Mestecky). 8 Assessment, Interpretation and Management of Altered Consciousness (Neal Cook and Sue Woodward). 9 Assessment, Interpretation and Management of Impaired Cognition (Thom Aird). 10 Assessment and Management of Challenging Behaviour (Mary Braine). 11 Assessment, Interpretation and Management of Altered Perceptual, Motor and Sensory Function (Iain Bowie and Sue Woodward). 12 Assessment, Interpretation and Management of Altered Speech and Swallowing (Jane Dundas and Kathryn Chappell). 13 Assessment, Interpretation and Management of Cranial Nerve Dysfunction (Iain Bowie and Sue Woodward). 14 Assessment, Interpretation and Management of Altered Cardiovascular Status in the Neurological Patient (Chris Brunker). 15 Assessment, Interpretation and Management of Impaired Respiratory Function in the Neurological Patient (Anne Mcleod). 16 Assessment and Management of Fluid, Electrolytes and Nutrition in the Neurological Patient (Neal Cook and Ann-Marie Mestecky). 17 Assessment and Management of Pain (Sue Woodward). 18 Assessment and Management of Bladder and Bowel Problems (Mandy Wells, Deborah Yarde and Sue Woodward). Section III: Neurological Investigations and Neurosurgical Procedures. 19 Neurological Investigations (Jane Connor and Kirsty Andrews). 20 Common Neurosurgical Procedures (Anne Preece). Section IV: Management of Patients with Intracranial Disorders and Disease 21 Management of Patients with Intracranial Tumours (Emma Townsley). 22 Management of Patients with Stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attack (Jane Dundas, Beverley Bennett and Julia Slark). 23 Management of Patients with Intracranial Aneurysms and Vascular Malformations (Ann-Marie Mestecky). 24 Management of Patients with Central Nervous System Infections (Ava Easton, Stephen Pewter, Huw Williams, Leann Johnson, Ed Wilkins and Ann-Marie Mestecky). 25 Management of Patients with Hydrocephalus (Stuart Hibbins). Section V: Management of Patients with Long-Term Conditions. 26 Management of Patients with Common Movement Disorders (Liz Scott, Pauline McDonald and Rachel Taylor). 27 Management of Patients with Motor Neurone Disease (Mary O?Brien). 28 Management of Patients with Multiple Sclerosis (Vicki Matthews and Nikki Embrey). 29 Management of Patients with Dementias (Katy Judd, Karen Harrison and Ian Weatherhead). 30 Management of Patients with Epilepsy (Anthony Linklater). 31 Management of Patients with Myasthenia Gravis (Saiju Jacob). Section VI: Management of Patients Following Head and Spinal Trauma. 32 Management of Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (Siobhan McLernon). 33 Management of Patients with Spinal Injury (Paul Harrison and David Ash). Section VII: Management of Patients with Neuropathies and Spinal Disorders and Disease. 34 Management of Patients with Disorders of the Vertebral Column and Spinal Cord (Cath Waterhouse and Glynis Pellatt). 35 Management of Patients with Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Other Peripheral Neuropathies (Sue Woodward). Section VIII: Fundamental Concepts of Neuroscience Nursing. 36 Ethical and Legal Issues (Stephen Leyshon and Alison Hobden). 37 The History and Development of Neuroscience Nursing (Thom Aird). Index.

About the Author

Sue Woodward is a Lecturer in Nursing and Nursing ResearchFellow at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery,King's College London. She is also Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing Anne-Marie Mestecky is a Lecturer in Critical CareNursing at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing andMidwifery, King s College London. She is on the editorialboard for the British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, andthe Pan London Neuroscience Nursing benchmark group.


This book would be relevant to a wide ranging audiencefrom students, to newly qualified, to those wishing to move intoneuroscience and those who work within the field requiring a goodresource book for updating their knowledge or as areference. (Nursing Times, 8 November 2012) "This high quality book would be an invaluable addition to ahospital unit or in a nurse's personal library." (Doody's, 14October 2011) "They are well referenced and integrate theory with dailynursing care... This book is worth buying for personal use or asa reference in clinical settings." (Nursing Older People, 1 October2011) "The clear, systematic organisation of this book will provideneuroscience nurses with detailed guidelines and rationales forcare, but also will enable nurses caring for these patients toreadily find specific information for the care of their patients.This book is highly recommended for nurses and other members ofmultidisciplinary teams caring for neuroscience patients, and anessential text for specialist neuroscience areas." (British Journalof Neuroscience Nursing, 1 September 2011) "I have really enjoyed this book, it s given me a greaterunderstanding of neurological conditions and the nursing managementof them. It will be most helpful to me in my current and futurecareer." (1st year nursing student, Nottingham University)

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