Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient

  • Cathy C. Cartwright
  • Donna C. Wallace

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Jennifer A. Disabato, Karen W. Burkett
    Pages 1-27
  3. Nadine Nielsen, Katherine Pearce, Elizabeth Limbacher, Donna C. Wallace
    Pages 29-66
  4. Cathy C. Cartwright, Patricia Chibbaro
    Pages 67-89
  5. Shona S. Lenss
    Pages 91-108
  6. Susan McGee, Diane Baudendistel
    Pages 109-118
  7. Tania Shiminski-Maher
    Pages 119-147
  8. Angela Enix, Jodi Mullen, Carol Green, Sherry Kahn
    Pages 149-190
  9. Laurie Baker, Suzan R. Miller-Hoover, Donna C. Wallace, Sherry Kahn
    Pages 191-210
  10. Patti Batchelder, Tina Popov, Arbelle Manicat-Emo, Patricia Rowe, Maria Zak, Amy Kolwaite
    Pages 211-242
  11. Mary Smellie-Decker, Jennifer Berlin, Trisha Leonard, Cheri Salazar, Kristin Wall Strother
    Pages 243-252
  12. Herta Yu, Mary Szatkowski
    Pages 253-262
  13. George Marcus Galvan
    Pages 263-273
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 275-284

About this book

Introduction

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.

 

Keywords

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

Editors and affiliations

  • Cathy C. Cartwright
    • 1
  • Donna C. Wallace
    • 2
  1. 1.NeurosurgeryUniversity of Missouri Health CareColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Barrow Neurological InstituteSt. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical CenterPhoenixUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29704-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-29703-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-29704-8
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