The Effects of Meditation, Race, and Anxiety on Stroke Survivor Resilience
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - April 29, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: CE Test Source Type: research

Impact of a Structured Response and Evidence-Based Checklist on In-hospital Stroke Outcomes
CONCLUSIONS Use of a checklist during inpatient stroke events can potentially increase adherence to guidelines for appropriate treatment and reduce mortality. Hospital response teams should consider use of a structured response system with an evidence-based checklist for high-acuity, low-frequency events such as in-hospital stroke. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - April 29, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Decreasing Door-to-Groin Puncture Times in a Nonacademic Comprehensive Stroke Center
CONCLUSION: Using Lean methodology with a multidisciplinary team is effective for implementing and sustaining process change. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - April 29, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Clinical Nursing Focus Source Type: research

Characteristics of a Brisk or Sluggish Pupillary Light Reflex: A Nursing Perspective
CONCLUSION Latency, followed by the constriction velocity, was felt by PICU nurses to be the most important characteristic of the PLR that results in terms “brisk” or “sluggish” being used at the bedside to describe a PLR. We plan to compare these subjective opinions with objective findings from pupillometry. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - April 29, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Validity and Reliability Study of the Turkish Version of Multiple Sclerosis Self-Management Scale
CONCLUSION The MSSM-T is valid and reliable in determining the self-management behaviors of patients with MS for Turkish patients. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - April 29, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Alleviating Care Partner Poststroke Stress Through Education
CONCLUSION A single postdischarge education session does not reduce care partner stress. Further research is needed to determine whether an altered session or a repeated education session can assist in alleviating care partner stress. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - April 29, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Caregivers of Patients With Brain Metastases: A Description of Caregiving Responsibilities and Psychosocial Well-being
CONCLUSION Although FCGs reported mitigating factors such as social support, they still experience significant distress. Findings support previous work suggesting that neuro-oncology caregiving is burdensome, with adverse effects on health and well-being. Foundational work, such as this, will set the stage to identify areas for future intervention. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - April 29, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

The Quality of Life as a Predictor of Social Support for Multiple Sclerosis Patients and Caregivers
This article explores the relation between quality of life (QOL) and the perceived available social support among patients with MS and their families. METHODS: The study included 120 subjects (60 patient-caregiver dyads). The average age of the patients was 53.95 ± 10.19 years, and for caregivers, it was 50.8 ± 13.3 years. The study used 2 subscales of the Berlin Social Support Scale (perceived availability of social support and need for social support) and the World Health Organization Quality of Life questionnaire for the assessment of QOL. RESULTS: QOL in MS is lower compared with that of their caregivers ...
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - April 29, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Stereoelectroencephalography and the Role of the Nurse
CONCLUSION Knowledge of the SEEG procedure, its benefits, complications, and the neuroscience nurse's role will improve care for surgical patients and improve outcomes. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - April 29, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Clinical Nursing Focus Source Type: research

The Effects of Meditation, Race, and Anxiety on Stroke Survivor Resilience
CONCLUSION: The effects of meditation on stroke survivor resilience should be tested in larger clinical trials that would explore the influence of social determinants of health, perceived stress, race-related stress, and anxiety subtypes on resilience. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - April 29, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Globalization of Neuroscience Nursing: Challenges and Opportunities
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - April 29, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor (Behind Closed Doors)
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - April 29, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Effect of Age on Longitudinal Changes in Symptoms, Function, and Outcome in the First Year After Mild-Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - March 9, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: CE Test Source Type: research

Family Management Style Improves Family Quality of Life in Children With Epilepsy: A Randomized Controlled Trial
CONCLUSION: The family management style can effectively improve the family quality of life in children with epilepsy, especially at the satisfaction level of family emotional well-being and disability-related support. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - March 9, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Efficacy of Using Available Data to Examine Nurse Staffing Ratios and Quality of Care Metrics
CONCLUSION: This study shows the efficacy of using readily available metrics to explore for associations between nurse staffing and nurse-sensitive outcomes at the nursing care unit level. This provides a unique perspective to optimize staffing ratios based on personalized (unit-level) metrics. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - March 9, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Nursing Management of Gastrointestinal Adverse Events Associated With Delayed-Release Dimethyl Fumarate: A Global Delphi Approach
CONCLUSION: This first real-world nurse-focused assessment of approaches to caring for PWMS with DMF-associated GI AEs suggests that, with implementation of slow dose titration, symptomatic therapies, and educational consultations, most PWMS can remain on DMF and, when necessary after temporary discontinuation, successfully restart DMF. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - March 9, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Nursing Interventions of Intraoperative Malignant Hyperthermia in Patients With Scoliosis: A Report of 3 Cases
CONCLUSION: Prompt nursing recognition and team-fcoused interventions provided successful rescue of 3 patients with MH. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - March 9, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Case Study Source Type: research

The Correlation Between Fall Prevention Knowledge and Behavior in Stroke Outpatients
BACKGROUND: Stroke outpatients have a high risk of falling. However, fall prevention measures in the community are insufficient to effectively reduce the fall rate among outpatients with stroke. We aimed to determine the correlation between fall prevention knowledge and behavior among outpatients with stroke and provide new strategies for community fall prevention. METHODS: We recruited 124 patients with stroke who were followed up in the outpatient department of a tertiary hospital in Zhuhai, China. Patients were assessed using a general information questionnaire, a fall prevention knowledge questionnaire for patients wit...
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - March 9, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Risk Factors of Pediatric Stroke
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - March 9, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Executive Summary Source Type: research

Management of the Pregnant Patient With a Spinal Cord Injury
CONCLUSION: By understanding the physiologic changes after an SCI, patients and their healthcare teams can work together to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - March 9, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Case Study Source Type: research

Effect of Age on Longitudinal Changes in Symptoms, Function, and Outcome in the First Year After Mild-Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury
CONCLUSIONS: During the first year post TBI, older adults report different symptom clusters than do younger adults post TBI. To foster improved recovery and HRQOL in the older adult post TBI, nursing management strategies should focus on balance, coordination, and energy conservation. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - March 9, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

American Association of Neuroscience Nurses Planning for the Future
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - March 9, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Executive Summary Source Type: research

The Dangers of Echo Chambers in Healthcare
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - March 9, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Postoperative Symptoms and Quality of Life in Pituitary Macroadenomas Patients
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - January 7, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: CE Test Source Type: research

Intracranial Pressure Monitoring via External Ventricular Drain: Are We Waiting Long Enough Before Recording the Real Value?
CONCLUSION A standard guideline and proper training are needed for bedside nurses, and a potential tool that can render ICP trend at a proper scale at bedside would help clinicians correctly document ICP. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - January 7, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Clinical Nursing Focus Source Type: research

Postoperative Symptoms and Quality of Life in Pituitary Macroadenomas Patients
This study aimed to identify the relationships between postoperative symptoms and QOL among pituitary macroadenoma patients. METHODS This study used a descriptive cross-sectional design to identify relationships between postoperative symptoms and QOL in pituitary macroadenoma patients. Medical records of 62 patients with pituitary macroadenomas who had undergone surgery were retrieved and reviewed 3 months after surgery; at that time, all participants completed a self-report survey addressing their current symptoms and QOL. The researchers then evaluated patient QOL and 3 common symptoms—headache, objectively meas...
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - January 7, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Nonketotic Hyperglycemia-related Seizures of Left Parieto-occipital Origin: A Case Report
We report a case of nonketotic hyperglycemia-related seizures of unique left parieto-occipital origin and semiology, presenting as focal aware (simple partial) and impaired awareness (complex partial) seizures, including contralateral limb convulsion and apraxialike behavior. DISCUSSION Nonketotic hyperglycemia–related seizures can present with a relatively unique semiology. Careful education to the patients and family regarding attention to the paroxysmal symptoms and an effort to maintain good glycemic control are mandatory in clinical practice. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - January 7, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Case Study Source Type: research

Relationship Between Bereavement Reaction With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression in Organ Donor Families in Iran
This study aimed to determine the relationship among bereavement, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in organ donor families in Iran. METHODS: This is a correlational study of 96 family members of brain-dead patients whose organs were donated. Using census sampling method, we approached the families through the Kerman University's Organ Donation Center. Data were collected using the Core Bereavement Items, Beck Depression Inventory, and Impact of Event Scale-Revised. RESULTS: The mean (SD) total score of bereavement, depression, and PTSD were 38.44 (9.25), 18.01 (12.92), and 41.90 (12.69), respectively. A...
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - January 7, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Using Esophageal Temperature Management to Treat Severe Heat Stroke: A Case Report
CONCLUSION: This nurse-driven technology offers a new means to rapidly deploy cooling to critically ill patients without needing to implement advanced surgical approaches or obstruct access to the patient, freeing the provider to continue optimal care in high-morbidity conditions. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - January 7, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Case Study Source Type: research

Living With Charcot-Marie-Tooth, Charlie, and Change
Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) is a hereditary condition that affects the myelin sheath of peripheral nerves causing muscle weakness, atrophy, and peripheral neuropathy. This is a firsthand reflection of living with CMT disease from my personal experience and through my family. I hope this provides informative education to practitioners or individuals who may not be familiar with CMT. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - January 7, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Reflections Source Type: research

Behind Closed Doors
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - January 7, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Lithium-induced neurotoxicity: A case study
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - November 5, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: CE Test Source Type: research

Distributions and Reference Ranges for Automated Pupillometer Values in Neurocritical Care Patients
CONCLUSION This study provides a greater understanding of expected distributions for automated pupillometry values in a wide range of neurocritical care populations. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - November 5, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Testing Feasibility of a Mobile Application to Monitor Fatigue in People With Multiple Sclerosis
CONCLUSIONS This study showed that using a phone application with PROMIS may be useful in the future to provide estimates of fatigue and other variables to facilitate clinical monitoring of fatigue for neurology clinic settings. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - November 5, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Development and Validation of the Self-care in Motor Neuron Disease Index
CONCLUSIONS Self-care is a patient-centered outcome, and it is a key point of healthcare. Results suggest that the SCMND Index is useful for both clinicians and researchers to evaluate self-care in MND. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - November 5, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Development of a Joint Commission Disease-Specific Care Certification Program for Parkinson Disease in an Acute Care Hospital
CONCLUSION Using the established platform of DSC certification from the Joint Commission, we developed a program based on relevant metrics that aims to address medication management of patients with PD admitted to the hospital. Our hope is to improve the care of this vulnerable patient population. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - November 5, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Clinical Nursing Focus Source Type: research

Rapid Response Electroencephalography for Urgent Evaluation of Patients in Community Hospital Intensive Care Practice
This study evaluated the performance of Ceribell Rapid Response EEG System (RR-EEG), which promises fast EEG acquisition and interpretation without traditional technicians or EEG-trained specialists. METHODS The new technology was tested in a community hospital intensive care unit in Northern California. Three physicians (without previous training in EEG) were trained by the manufacturer of the RR-EEG and acquired EEG without the help of any EEG technicians. Time needed from order to EEG acquisition was noted. Quality of EEG and diagnostic information obtained with the new EEG technology were evaluated and compared with...
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - November 5, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Effect of a Passive Intervention on Carers of Stroke Survivors During the Early Poststroke Period
BACKGROUND Care partners of stroke survivors are often characterized by high burden levels and depression. Passive and active interventions have been proposed to help reduce burden and depression. The aim of this quality improvement report was to evaluate the effects of a single passive intervention on reported burden and depression in carers of stroke survivors. METHODS A quality improvement report was conducted on carers who participated in a short passive intervention (n = 56) and a control group (n = 44). The Family Strain Questionnaire–Short Form (FSQ-SF) and the Beck Depression Inventory II were administer...
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - November 5, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Clinical Nursing Focus Source Type: research

Pain Control and Positioning in Children Following Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy Surgery
DISCUSSION Results support return to practice of 1 day of flat time. Nurses perceive that lying flat contributes to child and parent anxiety and limits options for distraction; therefore, decreasing flat time may lower anxiety without affecting pain control. These results are limited to postsurgical SDR patients but have implications for postoperative positioning and pain management. On the basis of these results, the neurosurgeon changed practice to zero days of flat time. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - November 5, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Validity and Reliability of the Responses to Ischemic Stroke Symptoms Questionnaire
CONCLUSION Preliminary evidence was gathered to support the content validity and stability reliability of the RISQ. Study of the RISQ with other population groups is needed. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - November 5, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Lithium-Induced Neurotoxicity: A Case Study
CONCLUSION If toxicity is not recognized early, the patient can be left with irreversible neurological symptoms, also known as syndrome of irreversible lithium-effectuated neurotoxicity, which impacts quality of life or can even cause death. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - November 5, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Case Study Source Type: research

Agreed-Upon Lies
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - November 5, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Pharmacogenomics of Cytochrome P450 of Nimodipine Metabolism after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - September 9, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: CE Test Source Type: research

Frequency, Risk Factors, and Clinical Significance of Incorrect Dose of Alteplase Due to Weight Estimation in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients: A Single-Center Retrospective Study
Stroke is a clinical emergency requiring urgent recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator treatment in eligible patients. The dosage of thrombolytic agent (alteplase) is weight dependent. However, many patients receive thrombolytic therapy based on weight estimation. Here, we assess the frequency of incorrect thrombolytic therapy dose as a result of weight estimation and evaluate the short-term safety and efficacy of alteplase misdose. Of 237 patients, weight was estimated in 147 (62%), of which 33 patients (22.4%) were treated with an erroneous dose of alteplase. An incorrect dose was associated with neither poor outc...
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - September 9, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial Testing the Feasibility and Acceptability of a SystemCHANGE Intervention to Improve Medication Adherence in Older Adult Stroke Survivors
BACKGROUND: Adhering to an antithrombotic medication regimen is essential to reducing recurrent stroke in adult stroke survivors. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of the SystemCHANGE (SC) and attention control (AC) intervention in older adult, nonadherent ischemic stroke patients. METHODS: A pilot randomized controlled trial was conducted to determine the feasibility and acceptability of an SC versus AC intervention in older adult, nonadherent stroke survivors in the management of antithrombotic medication. Participants were masked to group assignment. Stroke survivors 50 years or...
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - September 9, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Validity and Reliability of the Turkish Version of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Assessment Questionnaire
CONCLUSION The Turkish versions of the ALSAQ short and long forms are valid and reliable tools to be used in the assessment of the quality of life in ALS patients. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - September 9, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Perception of Provision of Futile Care Among Clinicians in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit
BACKGROUND: Futile care in the neuroscience intensive care unit (NSICU) can create moral distress for clinicians who may differ in their interpretation of the value of such care. We sought to compare the perception of provision of futile care in the NSICU among physicians, advanced practice providers, and intensive care unit registered nurses (ICURNs). METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study of 77 patients. A standardized questionnaire was used to ask clinicians whether care being provided to NSICU patients admitted for more than 48 hours was futile and whether they would want that treatment for their loved one. Demograph...
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - September 9, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Scholarship in Neuroscience Nursing
CONCLUSIONS: Research scholars conduct investigations for discovery of new knowledge. Practice scholars develop clinical knowledge through clinical practice and experience and an inquiring mindset that questions why and how certain methods or processes contribute to the achievement of certain outcomes; they look for better ways to improve processes of care and practice that will achieve optimal evidence-based outcomes. Scholarship in both research and practice domains is critical to the advancement of neuroscience nursing. Many opportunities exist for neuroscience nurses to contribute to clinical science. (Source: Journal ...
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - September 9, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Global Views Source Type: research

Pharmacogenomics of Cytochrome P450 of Nimodipine Metabolism After Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
CONCLUSION: CYP450 enzymes can be inhibited or induced by multiple medications resulting in clinically significant differences in drug metabolism. Food and Drug Administration–approved medication nimodipine is the only medication shown to improve outcomes in patients with aSAH. Hence, it is important to have awareness of potential drug-to-drug interactions and pharmacogenomics of nimodipine when caring for critically ill patients with aSAH. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - September 9, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Pharmacology Update Source Type: research

Relationship Between Anticoagulant Medication Adherence and Satisfaction in Patients With Stroke
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - September 9, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Research Bytes Source Type: research