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