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Nursing Practice in Multiple Sclerosis, Fourth Edition: A Core Curriculum

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by June MSN APN-C MSCN FAAN Halper & Colleen MN MSCN NP Harris
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Nursing Practice in Multiple Sclerosis, Fourth Edition: A Core Curriculum by June MSN APN-C MSCN FAAN Halper & Colleen MN MSCN NP Harris

The only text to disseminate state-of-the-art MS treatment protocols for nursing clinicians including APRNs

This completely revised fourth edition of a comprehensive core text for advanced health care practitioners is distinguished by its focus on the increasingrole of the APRN in primary care of the MS patient, the importance of involving the interdisciplinary team in different aspects of care, and the imperativeof early and aggressive symptom interventions. Written by expert clinicians in easy-to-read outline format, the text includes the most current diagnostictools and strategies for managing the disease process in both physical and psychosocial areas, with an emphasis on helping MS patients cope with thedisease through the teaching and implementing of self-care strategies.

New content throughout includes a chapter on pain management, updated findings on primary care issues,neurologic complications, andthe inter-relatedimportance of interdisciplinary coordination,the role of ethics, professionalism, and the ability to deliver culturally competent care. New diagnostictests and pharmacologic strategies provide an extensive arsenal of improved treatment options, and updated guidelines for managing symptoms addressimpaired mobility and bladder/bowel dysfunction. Updated pedagogical features include new chapter objectives, enhanced and more plentiful case examples,end-of-chapter review questions, and revised certification review questions. The text also serves as a practical review for nurses planning to take the MSnursing certification exam to become a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Nurse (MSCN).

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • Provides thoroughly updated content throughout
  • Focuses on role of the APRN in primary care
  • Stresses importance of early and aggressive symptom interventions
  • Includes new chapter on pain management
  • Offers chapter objectives and review questions
  • Provides enhanced and plentiful case examples
  • Serves as reliable study review for MSCN exam through

revised certification review questions

  • Covers primary care issues and neurologic complications for APRNs
  • Stresses interdisciplinary involvement
  • Illuminates new diagnostic tests and pharmacologic strategies such as treatment of acute attacks, immune-modulating and symptomatic therapies, andnon-pharmacologic interventions
  • Presents updated guidelines for managing symptoms
  • Emphasizes the role of nursing in helping patients to achieve independence and improved life quality
  • Includes new content on ethics, professionalism and culturally competent care

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Ebook Details
Pages: 268
Size: 1.9 MB
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9780826131485 (DRM-EPUB)
2370007500741 (DRM-PDF)

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