Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient

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 : 
Front Matter....Pages i-xii
Neurological Assessment of the Neonate, Infant, Child, and Adolescent....Pages 1-37
Hydrocephalus....Pages 39-89
Craniosynostosis and Plagiocephaly....Pages 91-131
Skull and Scalp Anomalies....Pages 133-150
Neural Tube Defects....Pages 151-176
Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia....Pages 177-194
Tumors of the Central Nervous System....Pages 195-254
Traumatic Brain Injury....Pages 255-316
Pediatric Athletic Concussion....Pages 317-334
Abusive Head Trauma....Pages 335-349
Spine....Pages 351-393
Neurovascular Disease....Pages 395-456
Surgical Management of Epilepsy....Pages 457-492
Surgical Management of Functional Disorders....Pages 493-513
Infections of the Central Nervous System....Pages 515-528
Perioperative Care....Pages 529-554
Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care....Pages 555-571
Neuroimaging....Pages 573-596
Back Matter....Pages 597-613