Neurosurgery nursing

Edited by Sue Woodward and Catheryne Waterhouse

in Oxford Handbook of Neuroscience Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199547340
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199598052 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Neurosurgery nursing

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Cerebral oedema formation - Medical management of raised intracranial pressure - Nursing management of raised intracranial pressure - External ventricular drains - Traumatic brain injury - Causes and types of head injury - Skull fractures and haematomas - Emergency and acute management - Nutrition in head injury - Prognosis and rehabilitation - Subarachnoid haemorrhage - Subarachnoid haemorrhage: surgical management - Subarachnoid haemorrhage: nursing management - Interventional radiology coil embolization - Cerebral vasospasm and complications - Intracranial tumours - Meningiomas - Gliomas - Pituitary tumours - Acoustic neuromas - Spinal tumours - Treatments for brain tumours - Newer treatment options - Cerebral abscess - Hydrocephalus - Dealing with shunts and shunt problems - Spinal cord injury - Emergency and acute care - Long-term care and rehabilitation - Degenerative spinal lesions and prolapsed intravertebral discs - Cervical lesions - Lumbar lesions - Hind brain hernia (Arnold Chiari malformation) - Syringomyelia (hydromyelia, syringohydromyelia)

Chapter.  16828 words. 

Subjects: Neurosurgery ; Nursing Skills ; Clinical Neuroscience

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