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.
Providing the most comprehensive coverage available on nursing care of the pediatric trauma patient, this practical reference discusses pediatric trauma across the continuum of care. Its broad perspective enables the use of a systems approach - consistent with the current health care environment. Four convenient sections provide in-depth, comprehensive coverage of critical information for nurses caring for the pediatric trauma patient. Comprehensive content focuses specifically on nursing care of the pediatric trauma patient. The nurse's role in the continuum of care is consistent with the emphasis of the current healthcare environment. The organizational framework focuses on the systems approach and is divided into four sections. The section on The Scope of Pediatric Trauma covers issues such as epidemiology, prevention, outcomes management, and ethical issues. The Clinical Concepts section addresses mechanism of injury, pre-hospital care, initial resuscitation, rehabilitation, pain management, nutrition, family-centered care, and violence. The section on System Injuries covers specific body system issues. The section on Multisystem Issues covers thermal and submersion injuries as well as the unborn infant as trauma victim and sequellae of trauma. Independent and collaborative nursing interventions are emphasized in the System Injuries section. Timely issues such as outcomes management are discussed. Chapters written by nurses practicing in pediatric trauma ensure clinically relevant, up-to-date content.
Evidence-based care for children and their families
Author: Joanna Smith
Paediatric Neurosurgery for Nurses: Evidence-based care for children and their families provides accessible and up-to-date information for nurses working in paediatric neurosurgery. Referring throughout to the evidence-base for care and interventions, this complex area is described and explained in a meaningful and easily understandable way. The text includes chapters on the underpinning knowledge and principles for the care of children who need neurosurgery as well as the following common neurological problems: Hydrocephalus Traumatic Brain Injury Craniosynostosis Brain Tumours Surgical management of epilepsy in children Cerebrovascular disorders Neural tube defects The complexity of the nervous system and principles of care are presented logically with points to consider and essential care clearly highlighted and, where available, evidence-based practice is presented. It includes a range of pedagogical features, such as chapter overviews and summaries, diagrams, sample care plans, text boxes and a glossary. This book is essential reading for pre-registration nursing students and newly qualified nurses but will also be of use to allied healthcare professionals working with children and young people requiring neurosurgery.
Now completely up to date to meet the needs of today's pediatric nurses, Mary Fran Hazinski's Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Child, 3rd Edition, remains the foundational text of pediatric critical care nursing. Known for its outstanding organization and clear descriptions, this comprehensive reference details the unique care required for critically ill children with thorough discussions of physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, collaborative management, and nursing management. Ten new chapters, new advanced practice content, and new nurse contributors and reviewers ensure that this classic text continues to be the essential resource for the care of critically ill children. Details differences in caring for critically ill children as compared with caring for adults: how to modify assessment procedures, consider aspects of psychosocial development, and examine developmental aspects of various body systems. Provides comprehensive coverage of physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and nursing management related to care of the critically ill child. Includes detailed Nursing Care Plans for select disorders. Contains helpful appendices such as pediatric drug dosages, central venous catheter care, and pediatric fluid requirements. Features Evolve online resources with additional content for further study of related topics, including tables for ease of recollection of material and additional references. Contains 10 all-new chapters, including Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics; Shock, Cardiac Arrest, and Resuscitation; Mechanical Support of Cardiopulmonary Function; Fluid, Electrolyte, and Endocrine Problems; Immunology and Infectious Disorders; Transplantation and Organ Donation; Toxicology/Poisonings; Fundamentals of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety; Clinical Informatics; and Ethical Issues in Pediatric Critical Care Features nurse contributors and reviewers for every chapter, making this edition a truly collaborative text. Provides information vital to the advanced practice nurse, such as assessment tools and severity of illness management. Includes numerous Pearls that highlight practical wisdom from experts in pediatric critical care nursing.
This atlas of pediatric neurosurgery describes and demonstrates the spectrum of operations to treat the major disorders, including congential malformations, hydrocephalus, tumors, vascular and functional disorders, and trauma. The chapters present state of the art techniques and are written by nationally recognized authorities. The text serves as a companion to Principles and Practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery.
Divided into two parts: Part I, the "age and stage" approach considers infancy and childhood in a developmental context; Part II presents the more serious health problems of infancy and childhood that are not peculiar to any particular age- group and that frequently require hospitalization of major medical or nursing intervension.
-- The finest and most comprehensive coverage to be found anywhere. -- Totally reorganized into more logical sections. -- 40 new authors and 20 new chapters provide an up-to-date approach. -- A two-color design which highlights illustrations and important aspects of the text. -- Also provides references for additional information.