Published on July 6, 2014
Content Authors Sue Pugh, MSN RN CNRN CRRN, Subcommittee Chair Claranne Mathiesen, MSN RN CNRN Melissa Meighan, MS RN CNRN Deborah Summers, MSN RN APCNS-BC CNRN CCRN FAHA Patricia Zrelak, PhD RN NEA-BC CNRN Content Reviewers Carol Barch, MN CRNP Julia Curran, RN Janice L. Hinkle, PhD RN CNRN Norma McNair, MSN CCRN CNRN AANN Clinical Practice Guideline Series Editor Hilaire J. Thompson, PhD RN CNRN FAAN AANN Clinical Practice Guideline Series Editorial Board Patricia Blissitt, PhD RN APRN-BC CCRN CNRN CCNS CCM Matthew Hendell, MSN CNRN CPNP Tess Slazinski, MSN RN APRN CCRN CNRN Patricia Zrelak, PhD RN NEA-BC CNRN AANN National Office Stacy Sochacki, MS Executive Director Kari L. Lee Managing Editor Sonya L. Jones Senior Graphic Designer Publisher’s Note The authors, editors, and publisher of this document neither represent nor guarantee that the practices described herein will, if followed, ensure safe and effective patient care. The authors, editors, and publisher further assume no liability or responsibility in connection with any information or recommendations contained in this document. These recommendations reflect the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses’ judgment regarding the state of general knowledge and practice in our field as of the date of publication and are subject to change based on the availability of new scientific information. Copyright © 2008, revised December 2009, December 2011, by the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. No part of this publication may be reproduced, photocopied, or republished in any form, print or electronic, in whole or in part, without written permission of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. Acknowledgment This publication was supported by an educational grant from Genentech.