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Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient


Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient

613 Seiten, 3. Auflage, 2017
303 Abbildungen

This book offers a detailed reference for nurses, explaining pathophysiology, anatomy, radiodiagnostic testing and treatment options for each neurosurgical diagnosis. Includes case studies, impact on families, patient and family education, and practice pearls.This updated third edition is a detailed reference for nurses and other health care providers who care for children with neurosurgical conditions.

The explanations of pathophysiology, anatomy, neurodiagnostic imaging, 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. New chapters have been added on skull and scalp anomalies, pediatric concussion, abuse head trauma and on neuroimaging. 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, child life therapists, physical and occupational therapists, medical students and neurosurgery residents will also find it helpful. Parents of children with neurosurgical disorders will also find it a useful resource in understanding their child’s condition.

Table of Contents
  • Chapter 1. Neurological Assessment of the Neonate, Infant, Child, and Adolescent
    Jennifer Disabato, Dee Daniels
  • Chapter 2. Hydrocephalus
    Nadine Nielsen, Amanda Breedt
  • Chapter 3. Craniosynostosis and Plagiocephaly
    Cathy Cartwright, Patricia Chibbaro
  • Chapter 4. Skull and Scalp Anomalies Lindsey Weak, Donna Wallace
  • Chapter 5. Neural Tube Defects
    Mary Dexter, Teresa Schultz
  • Chapter 6. Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia
    Ambre Pownall
  • Chapter 7. Tumors of the Central Nervous System
    Stephanie Smith
  • Chapter 8. Traumatic Brain Injury
    Angela Hoersting, Jodi Mullen
  • Chapter 9. Pediatric Athletic Concussion Jill Kouts, Tanya Filardi
  • Chapter 10. Abusive Head Trauma
    Jodi Mullen
  • Chapter 11. Spine
    Anne Stuedemann, Valorie Thomas
  • Chapter 12. Neurovascular Disease Theresa Gabay, Davonna Ledet
  • Chapter 13. Surgical Management of Epilepsy Patti Batchelder
  • Chapter 14. Surgical Management of Functional Disorders Herta Yu
  • Chapter 15. Infections of the Central Nervous System
    Gina Weddle
  • Chapter 16. Perioperative Care
    Sarah Lagergren, Gail Dustman
  • Chapter 17. Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care
    Theresa Gabay, Jennifer Disabato, Teresa Schultz
  • Chapter 18. Neuroimaging
    Angela Forbes

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