The Surgical Nursing of Children

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. This excellent, comprehensive text provides an evidence-based approach to nursing care in the field of pediatric surgery. It offers practical guidance for current practice, covering the nursing principles of general surgery and more specialized areas of practice, as well as day care patients. The systematic format ensures easy access to information.

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Reviewer: Julie A Warren, RN, MSN, CCRN (Presbyterian Healthcare Services)
Description: This is a comprehensive pediatric surgical nursing reference describing numerous conditions that require surgical intervention. Also included is pertinent embryology that contributed to the defect, the pathophysiology, the surgical repair, and the nursing care involved. Pediatric growth and development issues surrounding surgery, pain assessment and management, and nutritional issues are also discussed.
Purpose: This is intended as a resource for pediatric nurses, nursing students, and lecturers/educators working in a surgical clinical environment.
Audience: The book is written for anyone working with pediatric patients in the surgical setting, particularly nurses and nursing students. The authors are all specialists in their surgical fields and the book is written with a strong research base.
Features: The introductory chapters contain generic information about growth and development, family-centered care, and legal/ethical issues. Subsequent chapters focus on preparing the pediatric patient for surgery, pain management, and nutrition. Thereafter, chapters are divided by body systems describing the most common surgical conditions for that system and the surgical repair. There are numerous schematic pictures along with several photographs. Future editions should strive to add more photographs when feasible.
Assessment: Although much of the information in this book may be found scattered in many pediatric nursing textbooks, it is quite useful to have a single, comprehensive book dedicated to the specialty of pediatric surgical nursing that describes pediatric conditions requiring surgical intervention.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750648073
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/8/2007
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

The context of care in surgical nursing. Quality in children’s surgical services. Ethics and consent. Wound care. Peri-operative care. Pain Management. Nutrition. Day care surgery. Neonatal Surgery. Neurosurgery. The cardiovascular system. Ear, nose and throat. The gastrointestinal system. The renal system. Orthopaedic surgery. Burns and plastics. Care of the child undergoing ophthalmic surgery.

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