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Child Neurology Encounter Guides: A comprehensive clinician toolkit for guiding child neurology encounters (REVISION)

Julie Sprague-McRae

Pages: 144
ISBN: 978-145753-128-6
List Price: 74.99
Available: August 2014
Edition: Perfectbound

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The Association of Child Neurology Nurses has developed a collection of Child Neurology Encounter Guides for common neurology conditions. The topics include epilepsy, alteration of consciousness, paroxysmal involuntary movements, headache, post-concussion, tic disorders, developmental delay, and intellectual disability. The guides easily lead registered nurses, doctors of nursing practice, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, physician assistants, rotating medical students, and residents through an in-person or electronic child neurology encounter. This three-part toolkit— with educational topic overviews, quick reference pocket guides, and data collection tools—is ideal for educational training, protocol development, and quality management. Whether implemented in a private, managed care, or tertiary-level practice, the Child Neurology Encounter Guides can enhance patient evaluation and management efficiency, maximize the child neurology provider’s time, and provide patients with access to “real-time” health care interventions.

Julie M. Sprague-McRae, MS, RN, PPCNP-BC, has 39 years of experience in nursing and educational program development for nurses, physicians and patients. She is a pediatric nurse practitioner with Kaiser Permanente’s Neurology Department in Fremont, California and is on the clinical practice committee for the Association of Child Neurology Nurses.
Ruth K. Rosenblum, DNP, MS, RN, PPCNP-BC, has been an advanced practice nurse 25 years. She is an assistant professor at the Valley Foundation School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing practice program at San Jose State University and chair of the Association of Child Neurology Nurses clinical practice committee.
Leslie A. Morrison, MD, is a professor of neurology and pediatrics at the University of New Mexico, vice chancellor for academic affairs, vice chair of neurology, division chief of child neurology and director of the pediatric neuromuscular service. She is an active researcher and is affiliated with several neurology subspecialty organizations.