The Association of Child Neurology Nurses has developed a collection of quick reference Child Neurology Encounter Pocket Guides for common neurology conditions. The topics include epilepsy, alteration of consciousness, paroxysmal involuntary movements, headache, post-concussion, tic disorders, developmental delay, and intellectual disability. These quick reference guides easily lead registered nurses, doctors of nursing practice, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, physician assistants, rotating medical students, and residents through an in-person or electronic child neurology encounter. Their companion educational topic overviews and data collection tools are located in the Child Neurology Encounter Guides comprehensive edition. Whether implemented in a private, managed care, or tertiary-level practice, the Child Neurology Encounter Pocket Guides can enhance patient evaluation and management efficiency, maximize the child neurology provider’s time, and provide patients with access to “real-time” health care interventions.
Julie M. Sprague-McRae, MS, RN, PPCNP-BC, has 39 years of experience in nursing and educational program development for nurses, physicians and patients. She is a pediatric nurse practitioner with Kaiser Permanente’s Neurology Department in Fremont, California and is on the clinical practice committee for the Association of Child Neurology Nurses.
Ruth K. Rosenblum, DNP, MS, RN, PPCNP-BC, has been an advanced practice nurse 25 years. She is an assistant professor at the Valley Foundation School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice program at San Jose State University and chair of the Association of Child Neurology Nurses clinical practice committee.
Leslie A. Morrison, MD, is a professor of neurology and pediatrics at the University of New Mexico, vice chancellor for academic affairs, vice chair of neurology, division chief of child neurology and director of the pediatric neuromuscular service. She is an active researcher and is affiliated with several neurology subspecialty organizations.