Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient

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

  • 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
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About this book

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.

 

Reviews

From the reviews:

"...The attributes of this text result in a much wider appeal than to just pediatric neurosurgical nurses. This book will prove useful to anyone remotely interested in pediatric neurosurgery. I have no hesitation in recommending a copy be in every neurosurgical residency library. Hospitals will find this a useful textbook reference to place on the pediatrics floors for nurses and pediatric house staff to be able to quickly and concisely review any of the various neurosurgical subjects along with appropriate surgical interventions. Libraries will find this book is a must addition if they have patrons interested in neurosurgery. My only caveat is that I suspect this book will have a high disappearance (ie, "borrowing") rate due to its value as a great educational tool." (J.T. Goodrich, JAMA, November 2007)

"This book provides a one-of-a-kind clinical resource for nursing staff who work with this challenging population of patients. In addition to the easy-to-read text, this book includes 119 figures and 61 tables of valuable information to enhance nursing practice. … is written for nurses who are for pediatric neurosurgery patients but is also a tremendous reference for students and others in the healthcare profession. … This book will be a tremendous resource for me, and for the patients and staff with whom I work." (Julie A Warren, Doody's Review Service, August, 2007)

"The architecture of the book, subdivided in 12 multi-authored chapters, is quite solid, each contribution offering the basic knowledge necessary to understand the pathophysiology of a given disease, the essential of the surgical management, and the nurses’ considerations. Each chapter is nicely illustrated and enriched by numerous tables aimed at illustrating specific points, as well as providing further sources of information when needed … . Although this book is written by nurses, also medical students and neurosurgeons in training will find its reading quite useful." (Concezio Di Rocco, Child’s Nervous System, Vol. 23, 2007)


Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Neurological Assessment of the Neonate, Infant, Child, and Adolescent

    Jennifer A. Disabato MS, RN, CPNP, Karen W. Burkett MS, CNP, RN

    Pages 1-27

  • Hydrocephalus

    Nadine Nielsen MN, ARNP, Katherine Pearce MN, ARNP, Elizabeth Limbacher MN, ARNP, Donna C. Wallace RN, MS, CPNP

    Pages 29-66

  • Craniosynostosis

    Cathy C. Cartwright RN, MSN, PCNS, Patricia Chibbaro RN, MS, CPNP

    Pages 67-89

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient
Editors
  • Cathy C. Cartwright
  • Donna C. Wallace
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-29704-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-29704-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 284
Number of Illustrations and Tables
63 b/w illustrations, 56 illustrations in colour
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