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American Association of Neuroscience Nurses Releases White Paper on Neurological Assessment of the Hospitalized Adult Patient

By on May 2, 2022 0

CHICAGO, May 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) has released a Neurological assessment of the hospitalized adult patient white paper.

White Paper: https://aann.org/uploads/about/AANN21_Neuro_White_Paper_V9.pdf?utm_source=pr_newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=napressrelease
Toolkit: https://aann.org/uploads/Education/AANN21_Neuro_Toolkit_v4.pdf?utm_source=pr_newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=napressrelease

Quick and accurate assessment of a patient’s neurological status is an important aspect of nursing care. All patients have the potential for a neurological event, whether or not they have a primary neurological diagnosis. Currently, there is no standard of care for neurological assessment of the hospitalized adult. As a leader in neuroscience nursing, AANN recognized the importance of a consistent standard assessment for the nurse and appointed a task force to develop a white paper outlining this standard.

The purpose of the white paper is to outline the essential components of 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. . The white paper includes information on the assessment schedule, intervention and documentation, assessment components, basic checklists, and more. A standardized approach can help identify neurological changes early so that interventions can be initiated quickly.

“These essential components of a neurological assessment provide a standard for nurses of all specialties caring for hospitalized adults. AANN is proud to offer this free resource for the benefit of all nurses to improve patient care. patients.” commented Cathy CartwrightDNP RN-BC PCNS FAAN, member of the Neurological Assessment Working Group of the Clinical Sciences Committee.

To access the Neurological assessment of the hospitalized adult patient white paper and corresponding toolkit, please visit AANN.org/neuroassessment.

About AANN
Founded in 1968, the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN), an organization of more than 5,400 members worldwide, is committed to working for the highest level of care for neuroscience patients by advancing science and the practice of neuroscience nursing. AANN achieves this through continuing education, dissemination of information, setting standards, and advocacy for patients, families, and neuroscience nurses. For more information, visit AANN.org.

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SOURCE American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN)