Nursing Care of the Pediatric Surgical Patient

Nursing Care of the Pediatric Surgical Patient
3rd Ed.
2013 © Jones and Bartlett Publishers
Nancy Tkacz Browne MS, PNP-BC, CBN; Laura M. Flanigan MSN, CPNP; Carmel A. McComiskey DNP, PNP-BC, CPNP-AC; Pam Pieper PhD, ARNP, PNP-BC; Jeannette A. Zerpa MSN, ARNP, PNP-BC
ISBN-13: 978-0-7637-9993-9
Nursing, Pediatrics, Surgery


Published in partnership with American Pediatric Surgical Nurse’s Association (APSNA)

Pediatric surgical nurses have to be clinically competent, technologically savvy, able to coordinate the multi-disciplinary care team, and tend to the emotional and psychosocial needs of the family and child. This is the first book to address all aspects of pediatric general surgery from a nursing perspective—appropriate for nurses in pediatric surgery departments, student nurses interested in pediatric surgery, and nurse managers.

Published in partnership with American Pediatric Surgical Nurse’s Association (APSNA), this book packages all aspects of the pediatric surgical nurse's job into one comprehensive reference, including pre- and post-operative care, minimally invasive surgery, innovative therapies, fetal surgery, pediatric solid organ transplantation, care of congenital anomalies, and more. It offers up-to-date information on pediatric surgical nursing and includes research topics and teaching sheets, available to download. It is a must-have resource for all healthcare providers involved in the care of the general pediatric surgical patient.

Doody's Reviews

Score: 89/100
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"Originally conceived to fill a void in the nursing literature, this is the third edition of the best source of information specific to the surgical nursing care of children, from the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association (APSNA)."

-- Robert Arensman, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine) Doody's Review

"In general, this book provides a wealth of knowledge on a huge subject. The examples of teaching sheets and the resources that the authors provide are excellent. This is a useful resource for novice pediatric nurses."

-- Cara Gallegos, BSN, MSN (Presbyterian Healthcare Services) Doody's Review - previous edition


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.

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