Managing patients with encephalitis

Claire Matata, Ava Easton, Michael Benedict, Becky Ward, Deborah Ward, Tom Solomon, Rachel Kneen

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This article provides an overview of encephalitis and addresses its diagnosis, some of the common presenting signs and symptoms, and the different aspects of nursing care required for these patients. In particular, it addresses how to explain encephalitis to the patient's relatives, the rehabilitation needs of these patients, and important aspects of discharge planning. Tests that are necessary for diagnosis in patients with suspected encephalitis and the importance of these are explained.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-58
JournalNursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes


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