By Cathy C. Cartwright, Donna C. Wallace
Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient is an in depth reference for nurses and different well-being care prone who take care of youngsters with neurosurgical difficulties. the reasons of pathophysiology, anatomy, radiodiagnostic checking out, and healing procedures for every neurosurgical prognosis may also help to explain the explanation in the back of the nursing care. Descriptions of featuring signs, historical past and findings on neurological exam might help nurses comprehend the neurological disease and determine difficulties. each one bankruptcy contains case reports, influence on households, sufferer and kinfolk schooling, and perform pearls. employees and scholar nurses operating in clinics, severe care devices, pediatric devices, working rooms, post-anesthesia care devices, emergency departments, and radiology departments will enjoy the details offered. even though this booklet is written for nurses, scientific scholars and neurosurgery citizens also will locate it important.
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Fixed eye movements, a gaze preference (eyes seeming to fix on either a right or left gaze even if briefly tracking), or roving eye movements indicate damage to nerves and other brain structures. Nystagmus is defined as involuntary back and forth or cyclical movements of the eyes. The movements may be rotatory, horizontal/lateral, or vertical and often most noticeable when the child gazes at objects in the periphery or that are moving by rapidly. Two to three “beats” of nystagmus in far lateral gaze is considered normal if it is an isolated finding.