Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient by Cathy C. CartwrightNursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient by Cathy C. Cartwright

Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient

EditorCathy C. Cartwright, Donna C. Wallace

Hardcover | May 1, 2013

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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.
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 Sp...
Title:Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery PatientFormat:HardcoverDimensions:450 pagesPublished:May 1, 2013Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:364232553X

ISBN - 13:9783642325533

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Table of Contents

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