good reading material for new Neuroscience RN


I just accepted a position in a Neuroscience CCU, and start in just under 2 months. In that time I would like to brush up on my med knowledge, procedures since many are done bedside, tPA, etc. Are there any books that you found helpful in your experience? I found this one on Amazon (Clinical Practice of Neurological & Neurosurgical Nursing Seventh Edition by Joanne Hickey PhD RN ACNP-BC CNRN F), any input would be helpful.

I am a nurse with 7 years experience in long term acute care. You could equate the experience to step-down or progressive care. Very familiar with vents, stokes after the acute phase, and cardiac drips, but not as familiar with clinical significance of ICP/EVD's, neuro meds, etc. It is one thing to get that history in report, another to experience it on the front end. I at least got to spend a day shadowing, and my nurse had a patient who was on multiple drips, had 2 EVD's, and a Codman just for monitoring. Amazing, fascinating work being performed by these nurses.

Thank you!

Specializes in Critical Care.

Kiwon Lee's Neuro ICU book and Marino's.

Specializes in ICU, Neuro ICU, LTACH. Has 13 years experience.

Thank you!