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Head injuries: acute care

01 July 2000

Emergency Nurse

CPD

Nurses working in acute care settings will encounter patients with various head injuries. Philip Woodrow describes the nurse’s role in care planning, monitoring and...

Head injuries: acute care

17 May 2000

Nursing Standard

CPD

Nurses working in acute care settings will encounter patients with various head injuries. Philip Woodrow describes the nurse’s role in care planning, monitoring and...

Nursing the unconscious patient

20 September 2005

Nursing Standard

Learning zone - continuing professional development

Unconscious patients are nursed in a variety of clinical settings and therefore it is necessary for all nurses to assess, plan and implement the nursing care of this...

Acquired brain injury: acute management

26 November 2003

Nursing Standard

CPD

Acquired brain injury is a non-degenerative brain injury that may affect anyone at any time. Patients with acquired brain injury are often critically ill and this...

Consumer evaluation of a head injury assessment and rehabilitation unit

01 December 2002

Paediatric Nursing

Research

This study was undertaken to assess parents’ evaluations of the services provided by a children’s head injury rehabilitation unit. A questionnaire was designed to...

Consumer evaluation of a head injury assessment and rehabilitation unit

01 December 2002

Paediatric Nursing

A&S Science

This study was undertaken to assess parents’ evaluations of the services provided by a children’s head injury rehabilitation unit. A questionnaire was designed to...

Assessing the neurological status of patients with head injuries

05 March 2010

Emergency Nurse

Feature

The aim of this article is to inform staff who are new to emergency care settings how to use the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) when managing patients with head injuries....

Raised intracranial pressure: nursing observations and interventions

01 July 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Head injury is a common occurrence that often leads to raised intracranial pressure (ICP). While the best care for patients with head injury might be in specialist...

Managing children with raised intracranial pressure: part two (brain tumours and intracranial bleeds)

11 February 2014

Nursing Children and Young People

CPD

This article is the second of two examining the causes of increased intracranial pressure in children. Key features and management associated with brain tumours and...

Raised intracranial pressure:nursing observations and interventions

07 July 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Head injury is a common occurrence that often leads to raised intracranial pressure (ICP). While the best care for patients with head injury might be in specialist...