© 2017

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 1-37
  3. Nadine Nielsen, Amanda Breedt
    Pages 39-89
  4. Cathy C. Cartwright, Patricia D. Chibbaro
    Pages 91-131
  5. Donna C. Wallace, Lindsey N. Weak
    Pages 133-150
  6. Mary L. Dexter, Teresa Schultz
    Pages 151-176
  7. Ambre’ L. Pownall
    Pages 177-194
  8. Stephanie Smith
    Pages 195-254
  9. Angela Hoersting, Jodi E. Mullen
    Pages 255-316
  10. Jill Kouts, Tanya Filardi
    Pages 317-334
  11. Jodi E. Mullen
    Pages 335-349
  12. Anne Stuedemann, Valorie Thomas
    Pages 351-393
  13. Theresa M. Gabay, Davonna Ledet
    Pages 395-456
  14. Patti L. Batchelder
    Pages 457-492
  15. Gina Weddle
    Pages 515-528
  16. Sarah M. Lagergren, Gail C. Dustman
    Pages 529-554
  17. Theresa M. Gabay, Jennifer A. Disabato, Teresa Schultz
    Pages 555-571
  18. Angela Forbes
    Pages 573-596
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 597-613

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Cathy C. Cartwright
    • 1
  • Donna C. Wallace
    • 2
  1. 1.Childrens Mercy HospitalKansas CityUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pediatric NeurosurgeryBanner Children Specialists at Cardon, Children’s Medical CenterMesaUSA

About the editors

Cathy C. Cartwright, MSN, RN-BC, PCNS, FAAN is a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist and Director of Advanced Professional Practice at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. Prior to this position, she worked at the Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals and Clinics, Columbia, Missouri in a variety of positions, including Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist in Neurosurgery, Manager of Pediatric Services, Pediatric Outreach Coordinator, and Manager of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. She has received many awards, including the 2015 Magnet Nurse of the Year for Exemplary Professional Practice, an Excellence in Advanced Practice Award from the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, March of Dimes Future of Nursing Award (Pediatric) and a Circle of Excellence Award (Management). She was President of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses in 2009-10, having previously served on its Board of Directors. She has an extensive publication record and has given numerous national and international presentations.

Donna C. Wallace is currently a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Neurosurgery Division of Banner Children Specialists, at Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona. Prior to that, she was a Nurse Practitioner for 16 years at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. Ms. Wallace has been a manager, and has also held several teaching positions. She has received several awards including the Mary Decker Mentorship Award, and the Excellence in Advanced Practice Award, from the American Association of Neuroscience Nursing (AANN). Additionally, she has served on the AANN Board of Directors.  Her passion for writing has resulted in numerous articles and lectures. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient
  • Editors Cathy C. Cartwright
    Donna C. Wallace
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-49318-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-84131-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-49319-0
  • Edition Number 3
  • Number of Pages XII, 613
  • Number of Illustrations 134 b/w illustrations, 169 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nursing Management
    Nursing Research
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