Neuroscience Nursing Resources
Neuro 101 Toolkit
A quick reference checklist has been created for the new to neuroscience nurse and preceptor supporting those who are new to neuro. The intent is to support nurses who are unfamiliar with the care of the neuro patient or the environment of care (I.E. floating, travelers, new to neuro). Additional resources will be developed and rolled out as ready.
Neuro Specialty Quick Guides
The guides provide a list of competencies and quick reference items for specific specialties.
Autonomic Hyperreflexia (AHR/Autonomic dysreflexia)
Download the Autonomic Hyperreflexia Guide
Discharge Education for Secondary Stroke Prevention of Acute Ischemic Stroke (ASI)
Download the Secondary Stroke Prevention Guide
Infantile Spasms Care Unit: Pediatric Acute Care, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, Emergency Department
Download the Infantile Spasms Guide
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Overview: Disease and Relapse Management
Neuro-oncology: Adult Brain Tumors
Download the Brain Tumor Guide
Neurological Spinal Examination
Download the Parkinson's Disease Guide
Seizure and Epilepsy Overview
Download the Seizure and Epilepsy Overview Guide
Seizure Safety and Precautions
Download the Seizure Safety and Precautions Guide
External Ventricular Drain (EVD) Monitoring
Download the EVD Monitoring Guide
Intraparenchymal Monitoring (IPM)
Download the IPM Monitoring Guide
Brain Tissue Oxygenation (Pbt02) Monitoring
Reference sheet for all quick guides
Updated reference sheet coming soon!
The Research Priorities Task Force was charged by the Clinical Science Committee in November 2019 with identifying neuroscience nursing research priorities to lead the field for the next 3-5 years.
Download the Research Priorities
White Paper: Neurological Assessment of the Adult Hospitalized Patient
Download the Neurological Assessment of the Adult Hospitalized Patient white paper. The purpose of this document is to describe the essential components of the neurological assessment of the hospitalized adult, enabling the nurse to recognize early neurological changes so that interventions can be implemented in a timely manner to prevent injury.
Download the Neuroassessment White Paper
Toolkit: Neurological Assessment of the Adult Hospitalized Patient
Use this toolkit to educate and empower others about the importance of neurological assessments as a tool to implement interventions and prevent injury. The toolkit includes social media messages and graphics, a sample email, newsletter content, and a press release.
Download the Neuroassessment Toolkit