NOW AVAILABLE VOLUMES 1- 4 IN THE STROKE SERIES
This volume identifies the brain, its lobes and functions. Types of stroke and treatment are discussed, a stroke case study is also included. CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) and its production are described as well as an overview of ICP monitoring.
This volume describes the cranial nerves and their location in the brain. Bold illustrations are used to describe their function and deficits after brain injury, eg cranial nerve 9 (glossopharyngeal) and 10 (vagus) may be damaged after a stroke resulting in difficulty swallowing or gagging when food goes the wrong way.
This volume identifies the individual lobes of the brain and what the nurse would expect to find, if there is damage to each lobe of the brain and how its function is affected. There is also an example of a neurological assessment that is overlooked and GCS (Glasgow coma Scale)
This volume describes neurological vocabulary: Stereognosis, word salad, anisocoria, visual acuity and the cerebellum. Brudzinski's and Kernig's signs, which are seen in the patient with SAH and meningitis are identified. Epidural bleed versus subdural bleed, basal skull fracture and signs that follow are also identified. These include: Racoon eyes, Battle's sign, halo sign, rhinorrhea, otorrhea.
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Stroke and its Consequences: Identifying Strokes, Stroke Causes, Stroke Symptoms, Diagnostic tests, Stroke Treatment, the Glasgow Coma Scale, How to identify stroke, Care Planning and Patient Education, Rehabilitation after Stroke.
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