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Neurological care 

Neurological care
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Neurological care
Author(s):

Fiona Creed

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198793458.003.0004
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date: 21 April 2021

This chapter explores neurological acute care and includes discussion of normal physiology and physiological changes following illness and injury. In order to understand how to assess and manage the patient with neurological conditions it is essential to have an understanding of the structure and function of the brain and how injury/illness can affect this. Additionally, the chapter explains the importance of accurate and timely neurological assessment and specific nursing care of patients with neurological injury. It emphasizes the need for prompt intervention and appropriate escalation if patients exhibit signs of deterioration. Common neurological conditions of stroke, head injury, and epilepsy are discussed.

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