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

An Expert Patient Program as a Tool to Empower People With Multiple Sclerosis
CONCLUSION: The needs and demands of people with MS focused on enhancing knowledge about all aspects of the disease and on acquiring skills to promote self-management, autonomy, and empowerment. Program design and content were identified enabling determination of the characteristics needed to resolve these issues and develop an expert patient program for people with MS in Spain. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - July 30, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Initial User Testing of Decision Aids for Multiple Sclerosis Disease-Modifying Therapies
CONCLUSION Overall findings suggest that the decision aids are usable, easy to understand, and helpful to facilitate shared decision making for DMT selection. This work will help guide further modifications to the prototype MS decision aids before publication and can inform the growing body of knowledge regarding the development of high-quality decision aids. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - July 30, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Community-Based Interventions for Stroke Provided by Nurses and Community Health Workers: A Review of the Literature
CONCLUSION Nurses and CHWs play a pivotal role in community-based care. Evidence suggests community-based interventions facilitate the necessary support for stroke survivors, caregivers, families, and communities to optimize stroke recovery. Data from this review illustrate a continued need for comprehensive programs designed to address the complex needs of stroke survivors and families when they return to their homes and communities. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - July 30, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Literature Review Source Type: research

Music Interventions for Disorders of Consciousness: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
CONCLUSION: This quantitative meta-analysis indicated that music might play a critical role on the functional scale, general physical indexes, and favorable outcomes for DOC patients. Music therapy can easily be provided at the bedside by nurses working with DOC patients. (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - July 30, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Article Source Type: research

Is It Different if You Are Dead?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - July 30, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor in Response to “Behind Closed Doors”
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing)
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - July 30, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

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