The Clinical Practice of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing

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Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009 - Medical - 768 pages
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The new Sixth Edition of this award-winning classic prepares its users for delivering expert care in this most challenging nursing specialty. It addresses neuroanatomy, assessment, diagnostic evaluation, and management of the complete range of neurological disorders for which nurses provide patient care, including trauma, stroke, tumors, seizures, headache, aneurysms, infections, degenerative disorders, and peripheral neuropathies.

This edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect standards of care based on evidence-based practice. It now includes case studies, community nursing sections throughout, and increased coverage of normal pressure hydrocephalus, inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, and Creutzfeld-Jacob disease.

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Joanne V. Hickey, PhD, APRN-BC, ACNP, CNRN, FAAN, FCCM is a tenured full professor in the School of Nursing, Univ of Texas @Houston, Health Science Center where she is program director of the DNP Program and the Acute Care NP Program and serves as advisor for the DSN/PhD program. Dr. Hickey teaches Scholarly Foundations of AP and the Acute Care NP program courses, and lectures on neuroscience topics. She is a preceptor for the ACNP and CNS students and serves on dissertation and candidacy committees for DNS/PhD program students. Dr. Hickey is an AP Resource Nurse for Neuro ICU and other Neuro units for E-B Practice, education and research and conducts clinical rounds at the Methodist Hospital, Houston. She is the recipient of numerous outstanding teaching and research awards, including the ANCC President's Award, the Starck/PARTNERS Endowed Professorship in Nursing, and the Distinguished Achievement Award (URI CON), and is an invited Fellow in the Am College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM) and in the Am Academy of Nursing (FAAN). Her highly-respected textbook, "Neurological & Neurosurgical Nursing 4e" (LWW) was a Brandon-Hill selection (2002), and her book "APN: Changing Roles and Clinical Applications 2e "received the ANA Book of the Year award (2001). She serves on the Editorial Board of The Internet J of Adv Nursing Practice and as a peer reviewer for five nursing journals. She is a member of STT, Sigma Xi) Research Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi National Academic Honor Society. She is certified as an APN, Acute Care NP (Texas & ANCC) and as a Neuroscience Nurse (CNRN) by the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing.

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