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

A Core Curriculum
Springer Publishing Co Inc
4. Auflage | erschienen am 30. August 2016
Buch | Softcover | 250 Seiten
978-0-8261-3147-8 (ISBN)
The only text to disseminate state-of-the-art MS treatment protocols for nursing clinicians including APRNsThis completely revised fourth edition of a comprehensive core text for advanced health care practitioners is distinguished by its focus on the increasing role of the APRN in primary care of the MS patient, the importance of involving the interdisciplinary team in different aspects of care, and the imperative of early and aggressive symptom interventions. Written by expert clinicians in easy-to-read outline format, the text includes the most current diagnostic tools and strategies for managing the disease process in both physical and psychosocial areas, with an emphasis on helping MS patients cope with the disease 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, and the inter-related importance of interdisciplinary coordination, the role of ethics, professionalism, and the ability to deliver culturally competent care. New diagnostic tests and pharmacologic strategies provide an extensive arsenal of improved treatment options, and updated guidelines for managing symptoms address impaired 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 MS nursing certification exam to become a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Nurse (MSCN).New to the Fourth Edition:Provides thoroughly updated content throughoutFocuses on role of the APRN in primary careStresses importance of early and aggressive symptom interventionsIncludes new chapter on pain managementOffers chapter objectives and review questionsProvides enhanced and plentiful case examplesServes as reliable study review for MSCN exam throughrevised certification review questionsCovers primary care issues and neurologic complications for APRNs Stresses interdisciplinary involvementIlluminates new diagnostic tests and pharmacologic strategies such as treatment of acute attacks, immune-modulating and symptomatic therapies, and non-pharmacologic interventionsPresents updated guidelines for managing symptoms Emphasizes the role of nursing in helping patients to achieve independence and improved life qualityIncludes new content on ethics, professionalism and culturally competent care
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June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN, is Founder and current CEO of the Consortium of MS Centers (CMSC), Executive Director of International Organization of MS Nurses (1997-present), and serves as Executive Director, MS International Credentialing Board (2002 - present). Ms. Halper was also Founder and, until 5/2008, Executive Director of Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center Holy Names Hospital in Teaneck, NJ, and was Founder and Executive Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Network of NJ (1998 - 2002). She has extensive experience in MS nursing beginning in 1980. Ms Halper has delivered more than 500 presentations nationally and internationally, has participated in over 30 research projects (some ongoing in MS), has published more than 75 articles and books including three books on MS Nursing for Demos Publishing Co. Among other honors bestowed upon her, Ms. Halper has received the Distinguished Alumni Award (Seton Hall University) and has been inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing.Colleen Harris, MN, NP, MSCN, is the Nurse Coordinator/Nurse Practitioner of the University of Calgary MS Clinic, where she has been involved in multi-disciplinary care for much of her nursing career. She is Adjunct Assistant Professor, faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary. Ms. Harris sat on the Alberta MS Special Therapies Review Panel for 13 years and gave input on the approval and funding of new MS Therapies. Her interests specific to MS include intrathecal baclofen therapy, pain management, health outcomes research, and nursing education. Ms. Harris, along with several of her MS nursing colleagues from North America, Europe and Australia, was involved in the creation of the International Organization of MS nurses (IOMSN) and is a past President of this organization. She has been active in committee and project work with the Consortium of MS Centers (CMSC) for 17 years and is a past President of this organization. Her publications include 17 abstracts (including publication in the International Journal of MS Care); 17 manuscripts and monographs, and five books.

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