Looking at how a variety of biological systems control and coordinate all physical actions, this quick reference book covers the nervous system and neurological assessment, caring for the unconscious patient and dealing with pain. Suitable for student nurses and nursing associates, it is ideal for use in practice. This practical pocket guide covers:

• the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system

• neurological assessment

• caring for the unconscious patient

• pain assessment and management

• sleep.

This competency-based text covers relevant key concepts, anatomy and physiology, lifespan matters, assessment and nursing skills. To support your learning, it also includes learning outcomes, concept map summaries, activities, questions and scenarios with sample answers and critical reflection thinking points.

Quick and easy to reference, this short, clinically-focused guide is ideal for use on placements or for revision. It is suitable for pre-registration nurses, students on the nursing associate programme and newly qualified nurses.

chapter Chapter 1|13 pages

Overview of the nervous system functions

chapter Chapter 2|10 pages

Causes of alterations to level of consciousness

chapter Chapter 3|11 pages

Neurological assessment

chapter Chapter 4|14 pages

Caring for the unconscious patient

chapter Chapter 5|13 pages


chapter Chapter 6|13 pages