Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient

  • Cathy C. Cartwright
  • Donna C. Wallace

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jennifer A. Disabato, Dee A. Daniels
    Pages 1-35
  3. Nadine Nielsen, Amanda Breedt
    Pages 37-84
  4. Cathy C. Cartwright, Patricia D. Chibbaro
    Pages 85-118
  5. Shona Swenson Lenss
    Pages 119-139
  6. Susan McGee, Diane Baudendistel
    Pages 141-156
  7. Tania Shiminski-Maher
    Pages 157-192
  8. Angela Hoersting, Jodi E. Mullen
    Pages 193-248
  9. Valorie Thomas, Anne Stuedemann
    Pages 249-282
  10. Theresa M. Gabay, Davonna Ledet
    Pages 283-331
  11. Patti L. Batchelder
    Pages 333-359
  12. Herta Yu
    Pages 361-374
  13. Gina Weddle
    Pages 375-388
  14. Sarah M. Burr, Gail C. Dustman
    Pages 389-412
  15. Theresa M. Gabay, Jennifer A. Disabato, Teresa Schultz
    Pages 413-430
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 431-444

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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Cathy C. Cartwright
    • 1
  • Donna C. Wallace
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of NeurosurgeryChildren's Mercy HospitalKansas CityUSA
  2. 2., Department of NeurosurgeryChildren's Mercy HospitalKansas CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-32553-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-32554-0
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