This practical handbook allows nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and allied health professionals practicing in the fields of neurosurgery, neurology, and spinal care to quickly review essentials while in the work environment. It emphasizes procedural steps and critical elements in patient management, including intensive care, the neurological examination, differential diagnoses, and pain management. Written by a multidisciplinary team of experts, the handbook is expected to become a well-worn companion and essential aid to the busy practitioner.

part II|62 pages


chapter 6|6 pages

Neuroanatomy overview

Part I: Cranial

chapter 7|8 pages

Neuroanatomy overview

Part II: Spine

chapter 8|10 pages

Neuroanatomy overview

Part III: Peripheral Nervous System

chapter 9|8 pages

The neurological examination

Part I: Cranial

chapter 10|4 pages

The neurological examination

Part II: Spine

chapter 11|8 pages

The neurological examination

Part III: Peripheral Nervous System

chapter 12|10 pages

Lesion localization

part III|56 pages

The Team Approach

chapter 20|6 pages

Adaptive equipment

chapter 21|6 pages

Short- and long-term disability

part IV|44 pages

Monitoring the Patient

part V|114 pages

Clinical Pathologies and Scenarios: The brain

chapter 33|8 pages

Acute hemorrhagic stroke

chapter 35|8 pages


chapter 40|8 pages

Epilepsy surgery

chapter 41|6 pages

Brain abscess

chapter 43|6 pages

Brain death and organ donation

part VI|146 pages

Clinical Pathologies and Scenarios: Spine

chapter 46|6 pages

Acute low back pain

part VII|84 pages

Clinical Pathologies and Scenarios: Neurology

chapter 61|12 pages

Acute ischemic stroke

chapter 62|10 pages


chapter 63|6 pages


chapter 64|6 pages

Alzheimer’s dementia

chapter 67|10 pages

Demyelinating syndrome

Multiple Sclerosis

chapter 68|12 pages


chapter 69|6 pages