Volume 16, Issue 2 (10-2006)                   J Holist Nurs Midwifery 2006, 16(2): 47-52 | Back to browse issues page

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vasli P. Nursing perspective of gamma knife of treatment. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2006; 16 (2) :47-52
URL: http://hnmj.gums.ac.ir/article-1-242-en.html
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Gamma knife is a new noninvasive method for treatment of patient with brain tumors. ‎Another name of this procedure is steriotatic radiosurgery.‎‏ ‏This computerized advanced ‎technique was implicated by a team including neurosurgeon, neuroradialogist, oncologist, and ‎a nurse. This method is used for treatment of certain brain tumors and lesions. The benefits are ‎low risk of postoperative complication, no general anesthesia, high accuracy, safety and ‎rehabilitation, improved outcomes and faster return to home.‎ ‎ Four stage of this procedure include:‎ ‏1‏‎- frame placement ‏2‏‎- imaging ‏3‏‎- planning ‏4‏‎- Treatment A gamma knife nurse is usually the first person who communicates with the patient and is ‎present at patient’s side before treatment until follow up. Nurse is also the liaison between ‎treatment team and patients. Their duties include maintaining effective relationship between ‎medical team, planning patient’s treatment, cooperation with physician, providing nursing care ‎to patients, educating patients and their family and physical and mental support. ‎

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Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/16 | Accepted: 2014/08/16 | Published: 2014/08/16

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