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Parobeck Virginia; Burnham, Susan; Laukhuf, Gregory A.
Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: October 1992
1992 Writing Contest Entries Winner-Critical Care Category: PDF Only
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ABSTRACT:

An 84 year-old white female developed Guillain Barré syndrome (GBS) following a craniotomy for resection of a meningioma. GBS is a rare, idiopathic disease which presents multiple nursing challenges. To effectively care for the patient with GBS, it is necessary to be familiar with symptomatology, incidence and pathology. Using this information, nursing assessment may be performed and interventions developed and individualized as needed.

Questions or comments about this article may be directed to Virginia Parobeck, RN, at: 1700 E. 13th Street, #17-C Cleveland, Ohio 44114. She was a clinical nurse in the neuro intensive care unit at the University Hospitals of Cleveland.

Susan Burnham. RN is an advanced clinical nurse in the neuro intensive care unit at the University Hospitals of Cleveland. Gregory A. Laukhuf, RN, ND, is an advanced clinical nurse in the neuro intensive care unit at the University Hospitals of Cleveland.

© 1992 American Association of Neuroscience Nurses