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Nursing Care of the Pediatric Surgical Patient, Third Edition

Author(s): Nancy Tkacz Browne, RN, MS, CPNP, CBN
Laura M. Flanigan, RN, MS, PNP
Carmel A. McComiskey, DNP, CPNP, AC/PC, Director, Nurse Practitioners, Division of Pediatric Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center, Maryland, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland
Pam Pieper, PhD, ARNP, PNP, BC, Pediatric Surgery NP/CNS and Clinical Associate Professor, University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Florida College of Nursing, Jacksonville, Florida
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763799939
  • ISBN-10:0763799939
  • Paperback    552 pages      © 2013
Price: $203.95 US List
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Awarded Second Place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Child Health Category!

Published in partnership with American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association (APSNA), Nursing Care of the Pediatric Surgical Patient, Third Edition is the must-have resource for all healthcare providers involved in the care of the general pediatric surgical patient. Representing the educational mission of APSNA to improve the nursing care of pediatric surgical patients, this textbook includes information on pre- and post-operative care, minimally invasive surgery, innovative therapies, surgically treated congenital anomalies, pediatric solid tumors, and care of tubes, drains, wounds, and ostomies. This text teaches readers how to be technologically savvy, clinically competent, and able to tend to emotional and psychosocial needs of the child and family. Completely updated and revised, this new edition includes an expanded focus on topics such as organ transplantation, pain, bowel management, and fluid and electrolytes.

Chapter  1  Perioperative Preparation of the Child and Family
Chapter  2  Fluid and Electrolyte Management of the Pediatric Surgical Patient
Chapter  3  Nutrition in the Pediatric Surgical Patient
Chapter  4   Vascular Access
Chapter  5  Care of Children with Acute Pain: Operative, Procedural, and Traumatic
Chapter  6  Caring for the Child with Technology Needs in the Home
Chapter  7  Care and Management of Patients with Tubes and Drains
Chapter  8  Care of the Child with an Ostomy
Chapter  9  Wound Management in Neonates, Children, and Adolescents
Chapter  10  Bowel Management
Chapter  11  Surgical Neonate
Chapter  12  Common Cysts
Chapter  13  Esophageal Defects
Chapter  14  Acquired Conditions and Congenital Lesions of the Lung and Thoracic Space
Chapter  15  Abdominal Wall Defects
Chapter  16  Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Chapter  17  Intestinal Atresias, Duplications, and Meconium Ileus
Chapter  18  Malrotation and Volvulus
Chapter  19  Hirschsprung’s Disease
Chapter  20  Anorectal Malformations in Children
Chapter  21  Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis
Chapter  22  Common Outpatient Pediatric Surgical Procedures: Inguinal and Umbilical Hernias, Hydroceles, Undescended Testes, and Circumcision
Chapter  23  Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Recognition and Management
Chapter  24  Intussusception
Chapter  25  Appendicitis
Chapter  26  Splenectomy and Cholecystectomy
Chapter  27  Biliary Atresia and Choledochal Cyst
Chapter  28  Solid Tumors
Chapter  29  Pediatric Abdominal Organ Transplants
Chapter  30   An Adolescent Bariatric Weight Management Program
Chapter  31  Pediatric Trauma/minor burns

Nancy Tkacz Browne, RN, MS, CPNP, CBN

Nancy earned her BSN from the  University of Maine School of Nursing and began her career as Assistant Head Nurse on the pediatric unit at Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine.  She earned her MS/PNP from  Boston College and became the nurse practitioner for the Division of Pediatric Surgery at Maine Medical Center, 1993-2003. In 2004, Nancy joined the Division of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Illinois-Chicago, where she became the Nurse Coordinator for the newly developed New Hope Pediatric & Adolescent Weight Management Program. Nancy is a charter member of APSNA and has served as a Board member (1993-1998) and then President (1998-1999) of this organization. Nancy is Co-Chair of APSNA’s Bariatric Special Interest Group as well as a member of the Pediatric Committee for the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Nancy travels to Viet Nam regularly with IPSAC-VN (International Pediatric Specialist Alliance for Children of Viet Nam).

Laura M. Flanigan, RN, MS, PNP

Laura received her nursing diploma from the Children’s Hospital School of Nursing in Boston and earned her PNP certificate at Catholic University, Washington, D.C.  She was one of the first PNPs to practice in an acute care setting, in the subspecialty of pediatric surgery.  Laura earned a BSN at Saint Peter’s College and MS at Rutgers University.  Laura’s career has included opportunities at Children’s Hospital, Boston, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C., and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Upon retirement in 2008, Laura was the PNP for the Division of Pediatric Surgery at Children Hospital of NY at Columbia Presbyterian and Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbia University School of Nursing in Manhattan. Laura has been an active member of the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association (APSNA) for many years and served as President, 2001-2002.  In 2000, she was awarded APSNA’s  prestigious Founders Award.

Carmel A. McComiskey, DNP, CPNP, AC/PC-Director, Nurse Practitioners, Division of Pediatric Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center, Maryland, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland

Carmel is the Director of Nurse Practitioners at University of Maryland Medical Center and holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and Instructor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is the co-chair of the Graduate Education and Practice Committee of the UM Nursing Partnership. Carmel is also a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at University of Maryland Medical Center, Division of Pediatric Surgery and Urology, where she began in 1981. Carmel is a member of the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses’ Association and served on its Board of Directors as well as president from 1999-2000. Carmel was the 2007 recipient of the APSNA Founder’s Award. She is the Associate Editor of Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care.

Pam Pieper, PhD, ARNP, PNP, BC-Pediatric Surgery NP/CNS and Clinical Associate Professor, University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Florida College of Nursing, Jacksonville, Florida

Pam earned a BA in biology from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA before earning her BSN from Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing. After working as a pediatric staff nurse for two years at Anne Arundel Community Hospital in Annapolis, MD, she enrolled in the MSN program at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Since 1984, she has worked as an advanced practice nurse in pediatric surgery with the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville Division of Pediatric Surgery. Pam is a charter member of APSNA and was the 2002 Founder’s Award recipient and President of the organization from 2004-2005. She received her PhD in Nursing from Barry University in Miami Shores, FL in 2009.

  • "This book is essential for all nurses in this country or internationally who have as their primary task the nursing care of children, especially those who have undergone surgical procedures. The editors and contributors are experienced pediatric surgical nurses from some of the most respected centers in North America. Most of them have had leadership positions in their institutions, national pediatric surgery nursing, or the APSNA. The care and precision that went into the preparation of this third edition...justify replacement of earlier editions." - Robert M Arensman, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Doody's Review Service