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 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 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, and non-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