Care of the Neurological Patient
June 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
Care of the Neurological Patient focuses on practical care in a non-specialist setting, using the ‘12 Activities of Living’ model of nursing. The initial chapter addresses assessment and prioritisation of care needs and subsequent chapters focus on specific patient needs in each of the twelve areas. Topics include swallowing and elimination problems, sensory and perceptual problems, chronic pain and fatigue, depression, cognitive and communication problems, mobility problems and spasticity. It Includes practical evidence-based guidelines for managing existing problems and preventing complications.
Ch2 Nursing Assessment.
Ch3 Maintaining a Safe Environment.
Ch6 Eating and Drinking.
Ch8 Washing and Dressing.
Ch9 Controlling Body Temperature.
Ch11 Working and Playing.
Ch12 Expressing Sexuality.
Ch15 National Service Framework for Long Term Conditions and Skill Competencies in Neurological Care
* In the Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses series
* Organised according to the 12 Activities of Daily Living model
* Explores management of existing problems and prevention of complications
* Includes recommendations of the National Service Framework for Chronic illness
* Includes case studies and care plans