Fast Facts About Neurocritical Care: A Quick Reference for the Advanced Practice Provider

Editor/Author McLaughlin, Diane C.
Publication Year: 2019
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 978-0-82-618819-9
Category: Health & Medicine - Nursing
Image Count: 16
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: Dec 2021
Table of Contents

Written in an easy-access style, 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 neurological conditions that can often be difficult to recognize and manage.

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Table of Contents

  • Foreword - Bryan Grace H., PA-C
  • Preface
  • Part I: The Neuro Exam
  • 1. The Neurological Examination
  • 2. Neurological Examination of a Patient With Stroke
  • 3. Neurological Examination of the Comatose Patient
  • 4. Intracranial Hypertension
  • Part II: Stroke
  • 5. Ischemic Stroke
  • 6. Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • 7. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Part III: Trauma
  • 8. Traumatic Brain Injury
  • 9. Spinal Cord Injury
  • Part IV: Neuromuscular Disorders
  • 10. Guillain–Barré Syndrome
  • 11. Myasthenia Gravis
  • Part V: Seizures
  • 12. Isolated Seizures
  • 13. Status Epilepticus
  • Part VI: Neuroinfectious Disorders
  • 14. Meningitis
  • 15. Encephalitis
  • Part VII: Brain Death
  • 16. Determination of Brain Death
  • 17. Organ Donation
  • Appendix A. NIH Stroke Scale
  • Appendix B. ISNCSCI Worksheet