Neurosurgical Resources

  1. Hi I have just taken on the moderation for this forum - I have spent a number of years (more than I like to admit to ) working and teaching in general Intensive Care units as well as working for some time in a dedicated Neurosurgical Intensive Care. I have a certificate in Neurosurgical Nursing.

    One of the things I like to set up for the forums is a thread listing online and general resources. I am starting this thread today. Please feel free to add any resources to the thread including any good readings and texts that you have come across.

    Organisations (nursing) (medical) (medical) (medical)

    Articles and Texts

    Informative Sites

    *** This site has Spanish translation ability***

    Centers and Providers

    This is a list of places offering this specialty. Inclusion of facilities here does not mean that we recommend these facilities they have been included merely as reference for those interested in doing neurosurgical nursing.
    Last edit by sirI on Nov 13, '09
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  3. by   gwenith
    Spinal Injury Associations

    Last edit by sirI on Nov 13, '09
  4. by   gwenith
    Patient Assessment

    Intoduction to the GCS

    Ranchos Los Amigos Scale

    Patient/Family Support

    Neurology link with a couple of articles written in Portugese - always worthwhile having links to sites with other languages.
    Last edit by sirI on Nov 13, '09
  5. by   gwenith
    Source for Spinal injuries and Assessment
    Last edit by sirI on Nov 13, '09
  6. by   gwenith
    Another site discussing these disorders
    Last edit by sirI on Nov 13, '09
  7. by   gwenith
    This site has some very nice CT pictures and x-rays along with explanations so is worth a look

    This site has some pretty gruesome real-life pictures of brain injuries but is well worth visiting - just do it before you eat

    CT library

    Tutorial on reading CT's

    another radiology site
    Last edit by sirI on Nov 13, '09
  8. by   gwenith
    radio discsussion with Christian Barnard on Brain Death

    Here is an international resources

    Last edit by sirI on Nov 13, '09
  9. by   cwazycwissyRN
    Our facility (OR) is looking at changing from stealth to brainlab for our guided imagery. Do you know any sites or info on the comparison of the two?
    Thanks for the listings of the other sites!
  10. by   Altra
    Gwenith, thank you so much for taking the time to compile these resources! I'm about to begin putting together a presentation on brain injuries and their sequelae for my critical care class -- the listings you have provided are invaluable!

    Many thanks.
  11. by   tiroka03
    thanks everyone for putting all these sites together. I just started working on a neuro floor and need all the resources I can find. Orientation was good, but I want more.
  12. by   gwenith
    Thanks to everyone who responded - I am still adding to this thread as I find new resources.

    Here is a new one that is dynamite for assessment - particularly assessment of pupil reaction.
  13. by   suzy253
    Wow Gwenith--thanks very much. I'm sure I'm going to be using a lot of these sites for reference.
  14. by   dorimar
    Many thanks gwenith