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Australasian Journal of Neuroscience

Australian Association of Neuroscience Nursing

Subject: Nursing


ISSN: 1032-335X
eISSN: 2208-6781



The Brain on Fire: A Case Study on Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis
Considering Causes for Hypoactive Delirium

VOLUME 30 , ISSUE 1 (May 2020) - List of articles

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2020 The Year of the Nurse

Caroline Woon

DOI: 10.21307/ajon-2020-000b

A Neuro Reflection

Christi DeLemos/ Vicki Evans/ Dawn Tymianski

DOI: 10.21307/ajon-2020-001b

Oral Care for Neuroscience patients in New Zealand – A national survey

Caroline Woon

Aims: To understand the experience and knowledge of neuroscience nurses working in acute ward settings in New Zealand regarding oral care. To determine what educational requirements were needed to standardise oral care. Data sources: A systematic review of articles was conducted using Cinahl, PubMed, Cochrane and Google scholar between 2007-2019. Methods: An online survey using Survey Monkey with three out of five units participating from the north and South Island of New Zealand using qualitati(..)

DOI: 10.21307/ajon-2020-002

Newton’s Laws, G-forces and the impact on the brain

Vicki Evans

Abstract The thrill to go fast and push boundaries is something that many seek. From John Stapp’s rocket sled at Edwards Air Force Base in the late 1950’s to todays’ Formula 1 drivers, the “need for speed” is broadcast across TV screens weekly. So too are the horror stories of crashes, many at over 300km/hr. Yet “need for speed” continues. It appears that the higher and faster the rollercoaster, the better. This leads to several questions. How does the brain stand up to speed and G-forces? Do Ne(..)

DOI: 10.21307/ajon-2020-003

Purposeful collaboration: Enriching lives for people with Parkinson’s disease

Vincent Carroll/ Kirsten Deutschmann/ Jessica Andrews

This project was presented at the 2018 ANNA conference. Funding to support the author’s conference attendance was received from Parkinson’s New South Wales and Mid North Coast Local Health District. Abstract Background: Individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD) have more hospital admissions, longer hospital stay, more complications and worse outcomes compared with similar patients without PD. Limited understanding about PD among healthcare professionals and medication management are key issues f(..)

DOI: 10.21307/ajon-2020-004

Vale Sharryn Byers

Lynette Wallace

The Australasian Neuroscience Nurses Association recently lost a valued member and more importantly a great friend in Sharryn Byers. Sharryn was a long serving member of the association, a passionate Neuroscience nurse, patient and nursing advocate. She was a highly committed ANNA executive member over many years at both federal and state levels and was a proud life member. Sharryn was more than just a run of the mill member who paid her annual fees. She fell into Neurosurgical nursing early in (..)

DOI: 10.21307/ajon-2020-005

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