1st Edition

Handbook of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Spinal Medicine for Nurses and Advanced Practice Health Professionals

    576 Pages 181 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    576 Pages 181 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This practical handbook allows nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and allied health professionals practicing in the fields of neurosurgery, neurology, and spinal care to quickly review essentials while in the work environment. It emphasizes procedural steps and critical elements in patient management, including intensive care, the neurological examination, differential diagnoses, and pain management. Written by a multidisciplinary team of experts, the handbook is expected to become a well-worn companion and essential aid to the busy practitioner.

    Part I: Introduction

    1. The importance of neurological illnesses, emergencies, and treatments, S. Shelby Burks and Michael Y. Wang

    2. Neurological decompensation and emergencies, NIRAV PATEL, MD & BIANCA BELCHER, MPH, PA-C

    3. The Neurointensive Care and Neuromonitoring Unit, Michael Safaee, Sanjay Dhall

    4. The Neurosurgical Operating Room, Erika Freiberg, Sara Kadlec, Sharad Rajpal

    5. Neurological Triage and the Differential Diagnosis, Krishana Sichinga

    Part II: Anatomy

    6. Neuroanatomy overview Part I: Cranial, Cristina Matthews

    7. Neuroanatomy overview Part II: Spine, Carolina Sandoval-Garcia, Daniel K. Resnick

    8. Neuroanatomy Overview Part III: Peripheral Nervous System, Marine Didize and Allan Levi

    9. The neurological examination Part I: Cranial, S. Shelby Burks and Michael Y. Wang

    10. The neurological examination Part II: Spine, Sherri Patchen and Ruth Perez

    11. The Neurological Examination Part III: Peripheral Nervous System, Yoshua Esquenazi, Ashley E. Brown, and Daniel Kim

    12. Lesion Localization, Jennifer A. Viner

    13. The neurological examination of the infant and child, Karthik Madhavan, George M. Ghobrial, Stephen S Burks, Michael Y Wang

    Part III: The team approach

    14. Collaborative Practice with the Neurointensivist, Neurologist, and Neurosurgeon , Megan Keiser

    15. Occupational, physical and speech therapies, Amy Wang and Alison Kirkpatrick

    16. Neuroanesthesia , Cheng-Hsin Cheng, Junichi Ohya, Praveen Mummaneni, and Valli Mummaneni

    17, Nutrition and Surgical Recovery, Marianne J. Beare and Nilesh A. Vyas

    18. Social Services & Case Management , John Kenneally

    19. Coordinating and Preparing for the Transition from the Acute Care Setting, Andrea L Strayer and Gregory R Trost

    20. Adaptive Equipment , Amy Wang and Alison Kirkpatrick

    21. Short and Long Term Disability, Sandra Stafford

    22. Scientific Research & Clinical Trials, Lauren N. Simpson, Christina Sayama

    Part IV: Monitoring the patient

    23. Serial Neurologic Examinations, Adriana L. Castano, Scott A. Meyer

    24. Intracranial Pressure Management, Eli Johnson, Katie Shpanskaya , Jamshid Ghajar, Odette A. Harris

    25. Electrophysiology , Danielle Hulsebus, Martha Mangum, Paul Park

    26. Monitoring the Patient: CSF Drainage, Vincent J. Alentado, Michael P. Steinmet

    27. Spine Surgery Wound and Drain Management, Christine Orlina Macasieb and Praveen V. Mummaneni

    28. Neurological Monitoring, Michael Y. Wang and Gregory Basil

    29. The Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Environment and the Neurosurgical Patient, Luke R. Hattenhauer

    Part V: Clinical pathologies and scenarios: Brain

    30. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, S. Shelby Burks, Patrick Wang, and George Ghobrial

    31. Severe Traumatic Brain Injury, George Ghobrial, Karthik Madhavan, Shelby Burks

    32. Chronic Subdural Hematoma management, Aminul I. Ahmed and Ross Bullock

    33. Acute Hemorrhagic Stroke, Elizabeth Lee. Odette Harris

    34. Clinical Pathologies and Scenarios: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Joli Vavao, Teresa Bell-Stephens, JJ Baumann and Gary K Steinberg

    35. Hydrocephalus, Nadine Bradley, Jimmi Amick, Brandon G. Rocque

    36. Malignant Brain Neoplasms and Brain Metastasis, Cathy Rosenberg, Simon Buttrick, Ricardo Komotar

    37. Pituitary Surgery, Valentina Pennacchietti, Nelson M. Oyesiku

    38. Skull base tumors, Angela Richardson, Cathy Rosenberg, Jacquer Morcos

    39. Posterior Fossa Surgery, Solomon Ondoma, Yiping Li, Mustafa Baskaya

    40. Epilepsy Surgery , Wendell Lake and Kyle Swanson

    41. Brain Abscess, Andrea L Strayer, Wendell B. Lake

    42. Type I Chiari Malformations, George M. Ghobrial, Karthik Madhavan, S. Shelby Burks

    43. Brain Death and Organ Donation, Arun Paul Amar

    Part VI: Clinical pathologies and scenarios: Spine,  ,  

    44. Spinal Cord Injuries and Fractures , Laura Sweeney, George M. Ghobrial, James S. Harrop

    45. Cauda Equina Syndrome, Jasmin Stefani, Luis M. Tumialán

    46. Acute Low Back Pain, Laura Ellen Prado, David Benglis

    47. Acute Neck Pain & Whiplash, Kelly Walters, John Lee, Honglian Huang

    48. Anterior cervical surgery, Álvaro Martín Gallego, Chelsie McCarthy,; Roger Härtl

    49. Posterior Cervical Surgery, Dennis T. Lockney, Angela Wolfe, Daniel J. Hoh

    50. Spinal Decompressive Surgeries and Lumbar Microdiscectomy, Gabriel Duhancioglu, Rahul Kamath, Junyoung Ahn, Kern Singh.


    52. Elective Spinal Surgery for Scoliosis & Kyphosis, Khoi D. Than, Junichi Ohya, Praveen V. Mummaneni

    53. Spinal Tumors, Christine Boone, C. Rory Goodwin, Christina Hughes, Daniel M. Sciubba

    54. Postoperative Multimodal Oral Pain Management in the Spine Patient, Andrea Strayer

    55. Bracing and Electrical Stimulation, Kristina Shultz and Tricia Jette-Gonthier

    56. Postoperative Physical and Occupational Therapy, Christie Stawicki, Tristan Fried, Gregory D. Schroeder, Alexander R. Vaccaro

    57. Community-Acquired Spinal Infections, Tammy L. Tyree, Luis M. Tumialán

    58. Iatrogenic Spinal Infections , Khalid Al-Rayess, Michael Virk, Praveen Mummaneni

    59. Clinical Pathologies and Scenarios: Spinal Fluid Leakage, Vincent J. Alentado, Michael P. Steinmetz

    60. Percutaneous Spinal Interventions & Pain Management, Eric Mayer and Karen Bond

    Part VII: Clinical pathologies and scenarios: Neurology

    61. Acute Ischemic Stroke, Nicole Bennett

    62. Delirium, Colleen M. Foley

    63. Meningitis, Nancy E. Villanueva

    64. Alzheimer's dementia, LeAnn DeRungs

    65. Parkinson Disease, Bruno V. Gallo, Alisabeth C. Hearron

    66. Status Epilepticus, Candice Osuga Lin, Simon Buttrick, Odette Harris

    67. DEMYELINATING SYNDROME: Multiple Sclerosis, Jeffrey Hernandez, Leticia Tornes, Janice Y. Maldonado

    68. Intoxications, Timur M. Urakov, Rachel Hart

    69. Headache, Jaclyn Baloga

    70. Peripheral Nerve Disorders, Marine Dididze, Allan D. Levi


    Michael Wang, is a Professor in the Departments of Neurosurgery & Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA.

    Odette Harris, is an associate professor at Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA.

    Andrea Strayer, is a certified Adult and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner in the Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

    Cathy Rosenberg, is a Clinical Instructor and Certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in the Department of Neurological Surgery at tje University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA.

    Praveen Mummaneni, is Joan O'Reilly Endowed Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, USA.