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Neurological emergencies

Robert Crouch

Edited by Alan Charters, Mary Dawood and Paula Bennett

in Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199203499
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597932 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199203499.003.0006

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Neurological emergencies

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Overview - The role of intracranial pressure - Neurological assessment - Physical examination - Initial nursing interventions - Neurological monitoring - Skull fractures - Nursing assessment/management of traumatic brain injury - Complications of head injury - Minor head injury - Stroke - Thrombolysis in ‘brain attack’ - Subarachnoid haemorrhage - Meningitis - Encephalitis - Seizures

Chapter.  5659 words. 

Subjects: Emergency Medicine

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