Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient

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

  • Concise, informative, evidence-based
  • New updated and enhanced edition
  • Pediatric practice pearls in each chapter
  • Case studies including parents' stories
  • More than 200 illustrations and tables
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About this book

Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient is a detailed reference for nurses and other health care providers who care for children with neurosurgical problems. The explanations of pathophysiology, anatomy, radiodiagnostic testing, and treatment options for each neurosurgical diagnosis will help to clarify the rationale behind the nursing care. Descriptions of presenting symptoms, history and findings on neurological examination will help nurses understand the neurological disorder and identify problems. Each chapter includes case studies, impact on families, patient and family education, and practice pearls. Staff and student nurses working in clinics, critical care units, pediatric units, operating rooms, post-anesthesia care units, emergency departments, and radiology departments will benefit from the information presented. Although this book is written for nurses, medical students and neurosurgery residents will also find it helpful.

About the authors

Cathy C. Cartwright, MSN, RN, PCNS, is a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist in Neurosurgery at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. Prior to this position, she had worked for over 20 years at the Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals and Clinics, Columbia, Mo. in a variety of positions, including Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist in Neurosurgery, Manager of Pediatric Services, Pediatric Outreach Coordinator, and Manager of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. She has received many awards, including an Excellence in Nursing Award (Advanced Practice), an Advanced Practice Research Award, an Excellence in Advanced Practice Award from the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, the Sigma Theta Tau Excellence in Nursing Award (Alpha Iota Chapter), the Donna Pruzansky Award (Craniofacial), March of Dimes Future of Nursing Award (Pediatric) and a Circle of Excellence Award (Management). From 1990 to 2003 she was a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the National Honor Society of Nursing. She was President of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses in 2009-10, having previously served as Secretary-Treasurer and Pediatric Focus Group Chair. She has an extensive publication record and has given numerous national and international presentations.

 

Donna C. Wallace is currently a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Children’s Mercy Hospital, in Kansas City, Mo. Prior to that, she was a Nurse Practitioner for 16 years at the Barrow Neurological Institute  in Phoenix, Arizona. Ms Wallace has been a manager, and has also held several teaching positions. She has received several awards including the Mary Decker Mentorship Award, and the Excellence in Advanced Practice Award, from the American Association of Neuroscience Nursing (AANN). She is a current Director at Large on the Board of Directors for AANN, and past Special Focus Group Chair for Pediatrics. Her passion for writing has resulted in numerous articles and lectures.

 

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

“This second edition of a nursing guide to caring for pediatric neurosurgical patients provides up-to-date, evidence-based information on the treatment and management of common neurosurgical conditions. … This was developed as a resource for all nurses who care for pediatric neurosurgical patients. Other healthcare professionals also may find it beneficial in providing a summary of key points of each disease process and an overview of treatment strategies. … It is a must-have resource for any pediatric neurosurgical practice.” (Elizabeth Haley Vance, Doody’s Book Reviews, December, 2013)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

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

    Disabato, Jennifer A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-35

  • Hydrocephalus

    Nielsen, Nadine (et al.)

    Pages 37-84

  • Craniosynostosis and Plagiocephaly

    Cartwright, Cathy C. (et al.)

    Pages 85-118

  • Neural Tube Defects

    Lenss, Shona Swenson

    Pages 119-139

  • Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia

    McGee, Susan (et al.)

    Pages 141-156

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
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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
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-32554-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-32554-0
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XII, 444
Number of Illustrations and Tables
89 b/w illustrations, 84 illustrations in colour
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