Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source: A Primer for Nursing
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - January 9, 2021 Category: Neuroscience Tags: CE Test Source Type: research

Reliability and Validity of the Korean Version of Stroke-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire
CONCLUSIONS: The SSQOL-K is a valid and reliable scale to assess health-related quality of life in Korean stroke patients. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - January 9, 2021 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Contribution of Patient Care Technicians to the Prevention of External Ventricular Drain Infection: A Retrospective Study
This study retrospectively screened patients who underwent EVD procedures in our medical center from January 2012 to June 2018. Clinical characteristics including EVD-related infection rates of patients with or without PCTs were compared. RESULTS: We analyzed 234 patients in total. There were 26 EVD infection cases, and the overall infection rate was 11.1%. There were 122 patients who were given additional care by PCTs. They were elder (58.1 ± 13.1 vs 49.9 ± 17.0 years old, P (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - January 9, 2021 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Articles Source Type: research

A Review of Neuronal Pathways Associated With Consciousness
CONCLUSION: This article focuses on the terms of consciousness, awareness, and arousal along with nursing implications where appropriate. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - January 9, 2021 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Literature Review Source Type: research

Utility of the Frontal Lobe Epilepsy Parasomnia Scale in Evaluation of Children With Nocturnal Events
CONCLUSIONS: With some minor adaptations for children, the FLEP satisfactorily distinguished between SHE and non-SHE patients. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - January 9, 2021 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Articles Source Type: research

The Effect of Using Eye Masks and Earplugs on Intensive Care Patients Quality of Sleep and Vital Signs
This study aimed to investigate the effect of eye masks and earplugs on the sleep quality and vital signs of conscious ICU patients. METHODS: This study used a quasi-experimental, in similar groups, pretest-posttest design with a control group. The Richards-Campbell Sleep Questionnaire (RCSQ) was used to collect data, and vital signs were recorded every 2 hours. On day 1, standard care was provided to the experimental group (n = 32), and they were provided with eye masks and earplugs on day 2. The control group (n = 32) was provided with standard care on both days. Chi-square, t, and McNemar and McNemar-Bowker tests were u...
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - January 9, 2021 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source: A Primer for Nursing
CONCLUSION: Because of the complexity of the evaluation and the uncertainty associated with an unknown cause of stroke, neuroscience nurses caring for these patients should be familiar with ESUS and educate the patient about the condition and the importance of complying with all prescribed treatments, tests, and subsequent follow-up appointments after discharge. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - January 9, 2021 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Clinical Nursing Focus Source Type: research

Why Stroke Is Not a Cerebrovascular Accident and There Are No Victims
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - January 9, 2021 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Reflections Source Type: research

The Experiences and Evaluation of a Complex Intervention for Couples Coping With Stroke
CONCLUSION: New knowledge has been gained that the 3H intervention is useful and may be implemented in a clinical context before a patient's discharge from hospital. As a result of participating in the 3H intervention, effective coping was evident where participants engaged in conversations, cultivated a sense of support, and fulfilled their educational needs. Primary healthcare professionals should pay more attention to the difficulties and needs of this group of people, provide more resources to support them, and improve their quality of life. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - January 9, 2021 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Safety of Ventricular Reservoir Sampling in Pediatric Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus Patients: Institutional Experience and Review of the Literature
CONCLUSION: A standardized VAD access kit, along with stringent adherence to access protocol, can significantly minimize risk of infection associated with serial VAD access. These principles can be generalized to percutaneous aspiration of CSF from subcutaneous reservoirs placed for other indications to promote safety and sterility of this common procedure. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - January 9, 2021 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Literature Review Source Type: research

A Qualitative Inquiry Into Patient Reported Factors That Influence Time From Stroke Symptom Onset to Hospitalization
CONCLUSION: Response to stroke onset may be driven by perceptions of symptom severity and emotional response rather than the ability to correctly identify symptoms. Stroke education should include the information that new stroke symptoms may be different from the old ones because different parts of the brain may be affected. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - January 9, 2021 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Hospital Characteristics and Mortality in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - January 9, 2021 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Executive Summary Source Type: research

Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in Neuroscience Nursing
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - January 9, 2021 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Pilot Study of Videos to Deliver Mindfulness-Based Art Therapy for Adults With Multiple Sclerosis
CONCLUSION: Mindfulness-based art therapy sessions delivered through videoconference are acceptable and feasible for adults with MS. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - November 7, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

An Integrative Review of Cerebral Salt Wasting Syndrome
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - November 7, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: CE Test Source Type: research

Methods for Cleaning and Managing a Nurse-Led Registry
CONCLUSION: The methods described provide a structured way for nurses and their collaborators to clean and manage registries. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - November 7, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Evidence-based Practice Source Type: research

Risk Factors for Developing Postlumbar Puncture Headache: A Case-Control Study
CONCLUSION: Patients with a lower systolic blood pressure had a statistically significantly increased risk of PLPH. Furthermore, younger age was also associated with an increased risk of PLPH. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - November 7, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Delirium Tremens in the Older Adult
INTRODUCTION: Caring for patients experiencing alcohol withdrawal syndrome can be challenging. Patients 65 and older are at increased risk for alcohol withdrawal syndrome related complications. The higher prevalence of co-morbidities, including cognitive impairment, longer drinking history and greater sensitivity to alcohol withdrawal syndrome treatment are the result of decreased ability of the brain to adapt to stressors such as illness, trauma, or surgery. DELIRIUM TREMENS: Symptoms may appear earlier from the last drink and present with a wide range of symptoms. The most effective interventions require high-quality nur...
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - November 7, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Clinical Nursing Focus Source Type: research

The Rise of Dementia With Lewy Bodies: Nursing Interventions and Implications
CONCLUSION: Early recognition of signs and symptoms of DLB helps to provide timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment. The importance of knowledge acquisition for nurses to better care for DLB patients and their families is addressed throughout the article. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - November 7, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Literature Review Source Type: research

Quick Response Codes: An Innovative Approach to Just-in-Time Education
BACKGROUND: Many nurses are digital natives who have grown up with advanced technology. Bedside competence is essential, and written policies and procedures guide our practice. Newer learning styles, time constraints, and available personnel may be barriers to historical approaches to information dissemination. METHODS: Quick Response code technology was incorporated to provide just-in-time resources that can be readily accessed at the point of care. RESULTS: Nurses have incorporated Quick Response codes in novel ways to provide quick resources in a dynamic environment. Examples include orientation documents, educational r...
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - November 7, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Clinical Nursing Focus Source Type: research

The Prevalence of Sexual Dysfunction in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis in Cyprus: A Cross-sectional Study
CONCLUSION: Patients with MS have a higher rate of SD than the healthy control population, especially for the female population. There is a growing need for clinical advice on the issue of SD. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - November 7, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

COVID-19 Is a Catalyst for Future Changes in Stroke Nursing Care
INTRODUCTION: During the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals still have to meet external regulations while delivering compassionate patient care. This reflections article provides a solution for certified stroke programs to continue to meet stroke certification requirements. One area of focus, in this article, is stroke education. Because of “shelter-in-place orders,” there were no visitors permitted at the bedside, yet we know that high-quality poststroke education is important to improve outcomes. The purpose of this reflections article is to share what has worked at my institution. INNOVATIONS: We found that callin...
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - November 7, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Reflections Source Type: research

Postcraniotomy Patients' Readiness for Discharge and Predictors of Their Readiness for Discharge
BACKGROUND: Postcraniotomy individuals should be monitored because of the direct influence on brain function as well as constraints caused by underlying illness. The relationship between demographic and clinical characteristics of postcraniotomy individuals and their readiness for discharge was examined. METHODS: A descriptive correlational study included 150 individuals. The Readiness for Hospital Discharge Scale and demographic variables were examined using descriptive statistics, correlation, and stepwise multiple linear regression. RESULTS: The mean postcraniotomy score for the subdimension of knowledge related to read...
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - November 7, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

An Integrative Review of Cerebral Salt Wasting Syndrome
CONCLUSION: This review may help neuroscience nurses become knowledgeable about CSWS for the drafting of appropriate nursing care plans and also be able to differentiate CSWS from syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion as early as possible for timely and proper management. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - November 7, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Literature Review Source Type: research

Key Activities of Caregivers for Individuals With Parkinson Disease: A Secondary Analysis
CONCLUSION: This study shows the number of ADLs and IADLs performed by a diverse group of PD caregivers and indicates the need to acknowledge the extensive work performed by caregivers. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - November 7, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Caregiver Burden and Associated Factors Among Informal Caregivers of Stroke Survivors
BACKGROUND: Informal caregiving of stroke survivors often begins with intensity compared with the linear caregiving trajectories in progressive conditions. Informal caregivers of stroke survivors are often inadequately prepared for their caregiving role, which can have detrimental effects on their well-being. A greater depth of understanding about caregiving burden is needed to identify caregivers in most need of intervention. The purpose of this study was to examine caregiver burden and associated factors among a cohort of informal caregivers of stroke survivors. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 88 informal caregivers ...
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - November 7, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Updating External Ventricular Drainage Care and Intrahospital Transport Practices at a Community Hospital
CONCLUSION: The goals for the project were met, and practice variation is being reduced. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - November 7, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Clinical Nursing Focus Source Type: research

Emergency Department Length of Stay and Other Factors Contributing to Intracerebral Hemorrhage Patient Outcomes: An Executive Summary
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - November 7, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Executive Summary Source Type: research

Viruses Don't Care What You Believe
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - November 7, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Reflections on Nursing Ingenuity During the COVID-19 Pandemic
INTRODUCTION: This reflections article provides insight toward nursing innovations to reduce the overuse of personal protective equipment while maintaining a safe environment for staff taking care of COVID-19 patients. The secondary aim of this article to capitalize on recent advances in mass electronic communication through social media to encourage nurses across the globe to share their knowledge and expertise during this pandemic. INNOVATIONS: The many innovations that have been implemented fall into 3 categories of reducing unnecessary use of personal protective equipment, promoting staff safety and readiness, and redu...
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - September 3, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Reflections Source Type: research

Posters of the 2020 American Association of Neuroscience Nurses Annual Meeting: The Year There Was No Wall on Which to Hang Them
The 2020 annual meeting of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a summary of 27 abstracts presented in poster format that were accepted to that meeting. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - September 3, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: CE Test Source Type: research

Information Needs and Preferences of Family Caregivers of Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - September 3, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: CE Test Source Type: research

Impact of Electroacupuncture Stimulation on Postoperative Constipation for Patients Undergoing Brain Tumor Surgery
CONCLUSION: Acupuncture and EA are novel adjuvant therapies to treat constipation. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - September 3, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Effects of Localized Heating on Pain, Skin Perfusion, and Wound Healing After Lumbar Decompression
CONCLUSION: Localized heating can effectively relieve postoperative pain and improve skin perfusion. These results suggest that localized heating tailored to the wound healing process may be beneficial for patients undergoing spinal surgery. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - September 3, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Continuous Electroencephalographic Training for Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit Nurses: A Feasibility Study
BACKGROUND: Use of continuous electroencephalographic (cEEG) monitoring has more than doubled at our institution for the last 4 years. Although intensive care unit cEEG is reviewed remotely by board-certified epileptologists every 4 to 6 hours, there are inherent delays between occurrence, recognition, and treatment of epileptiform activity. Neuroscience intensive care unit (NSICU) nurses are uniquely positioned to monitor cEEG in real time yet do not receive formal training. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an education program to teach nurses to monitor cEEG, identify a burst suppression pat...
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - September 3, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Challenges and Lessons Learned Tailoring a Behavioral Intervention for Stroke Survivor–Care Partner Dyads
CONCLUSIONS: Dyad-focused behavioral interventions hold promise for use with stroke survivors and their care partners. They also present unique implementation challenges compared with survivor-only interventions. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - September 3, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Reflections Source Type: research

Evaluation of Evidence-Based Guidelines for Fever Management in Critically Ill Adult Patients With Brain Injury
CONCLUSION: Evidence-based guidelines for fever management in patients with a brain injury can be used in nursing practice with rapid response, improving healthcare efficiency and contributing to better outcomes for critically ill patients. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - September 3, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension: An Underrecognized Complication of Parkinson Disease
CONCLUSIONS: Nurses can play a crucial role in the recognition and management of nOH. Nurses who are educated about nOH are well suited to partner with care providers to treat disabling motor and nonmotor symptoms of Parkinson disease. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - September 3, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Clinical Nursing Focus Source Type: research

Day-to-Day Change in Pulsatility Index Describes Anterior Cerebral Circulation Disturbance and Functional Outcomes in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
This study is the first to report day-to-day PI change in children with TBI and provides early insights into anterior cerebral artery circulation alterations of children with TBI. Although further research is needed, this study provides early evidence that TCD may be a valuable noninvasive neuromonitoring option in the management of children with TBI. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - September 3, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Assessing Postvoid Residual to Identify Risk for Urinary Complications Post Stroke
CONCLUSION: Identifying the risk for urinary complications post stroke can lead to early interventions that can improve recovery. This also allows for specific patient education related to preventative measures to reduce risk of urinary complications. The use of a specific bladder scanning protocol is recommended as standard practice for all patients admitted with stroke. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - September 3, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Evidence-Based Practice Source Type: research

Nursing Care During Neonatal Electroencephalographs
CONCLUSION: The EEG examinations in neonates weighing less than 1500 g or those requiring respiratory support should only be performed by a trained neonatal intensive care unit nurse. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - September 3, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Clinical Nursing Focus Source Type: research

Information Needs and Preferences of Family Caregivers of Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
CONCLUSION: Providing information through healthcare professionals and self-support groups could enhance family caregiver satisfaction. Family caregivers who are older and less educated need to be more empowered to be involved in information-based caring, and caregivers of patients with bulbar-onset ALS have substantial information needs. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - September 3, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Change Comes Slowly
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - September 3, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor (COVID-19 and Stroke)
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - September 3, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Community-Based Interventions for Stroke Provided by Nurses and Community Health Workers: A Review of the Literature
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - July 30, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: CE Test Source Type: research

A Fast-Track Care by a Nursing Case Management Concept Improved Status Epilepticus Outcomes
This study aimed to develop and evaluate the SE fast-track care using a nursing case management concept on SE outcomes. METHODS Quasi-experimental study conducted in adult patients with SE admitted in 15 emergency and intensive critical/intermediate care wards. SE outcomes were evaluated and compared between preintervention and postintervention. RESULTS Time to treatment was reduced from 30 minutes to 3.5 minutes (P (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - July 30, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Psychosocial Sequelae of Stroke in Working-Age Adults: A Pilot Study
CONCLUSIONS It is feasible to recruit and retain young adult stroke survivors in a prospective study. Wide variability in scores across patients suggests different trajectories of recovery in the first 6 months after stroke. Neuroscience nurses can assess for these symptoms and provide individualized interventions to aid in self-management of burdensome symptoms. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - July 30, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

A Successful Quality Improvement Project for Detection and Management of Acute Stroke in Hospitalized Patients
CONCLUSION: The new IHS protocol has led to a marked increase in cases identified, rapid evaluation, and high utilization rate of acute stroke therapies. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - July 30, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Clinical Nursing Focus Source Type: research

The Experience of a Neurocritical Care Admission and Discharge for Patients and Their Families: A Qualitative Analysis
CONCLUSIONS: Obtaining qualitative responses after discharge provided insight into the transition from critical care. This could form the basis for an intervention to provide a smoother transition from the ICU to the outpatient setting. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - July 30, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Assessing Motor Function in Congenital Muscular Dystrophy Patients Using Accelerometry
CONCLUSIONS In a controlled clinic setting, step count was significantly lower by ActiGraph GT3X than by manual step counting, possibly because of the abnormal gait in this population. Additional studies using triaxial assessment are needed to validate accelerometry measurement of activity intensity in individuals with CMD. Accelerometry outcomes may provide valuable measures and complement the 6-minute walk test in the assessment of treatment efficacy in CMD. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - July 30, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research