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Medicine - Surgery | Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient

Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient

Cartwright, Cathy C., Wallace, Donna C. (Eds.)

2007, XVIII, 284 p. 119 illus., 56 illus. in color.


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  • Complete pediatric neurosurgical nursing reference
  • Helps understand the rationale behind the nursing care
  • Helps identify actual symptoms
  • Includes information on patient and family education and 'pediatric perls'
  • Clear and standardized chapter structure

Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient  serves as a detailed reference for all nurses caring for children with neurosurgical problems. Staff nurses (and student nurses) working in clinics, PICU, pediatrics, operating rooms, post-anesthesia care units, emergency department and radiology will benefit from the information presented in this book. The explanations of pathophysiology, anatomy, radiodiagnostic testing and treatment options for each neurosurgical diagnosis will help them to understand the rationale behind the nursing care. Presenting symptoms and findings on neurological examination and history will  enable nurses to identify normal signs.  Each chapter  includes information on patient and family education and will give helpful guidelines. Although there has been a need within the pediatric neurosurgery community for this type of information for years, there is no other reference available that provides this type of specific information.


Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Brain - Central Nervous System - Hydrocephalus - Nervous System - Spine - Tumor - assessment - infections - neurosurgery - physiology - surgery

Related subjects » Medicine - Neurology - Pediatrics - Surgery

Table of contents 

Neurological Assessment of the Neonate, Infant, Child, and Adolescent.- Hydrocephalus.- Craniosynostosis.- Neural Tube Defects.- Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia.- Tumors of the Central Nervous System.- Traumatic Brain Injury.- Spine.- Neurovascular Disease.- Surgical Management of Epilepsy.- Surgical Management of Spasticity.- Infections of the Central Nervous System.

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