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Keywords

AANN Clinical Practice Guidelines, brain tumor, evidence-based practice, nursing management, nursing recommendations, pediatric

 

Authors

  1. Blissitt, Patricia A.

Abstract

ABSTRACT: The purpose of this first edition of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses' Clinical Practice Guideline is to summarize what is currently known about brain tumors in children and to provide the reader with nursing-specific recommendations based on supporting evidence from nursing and other disciplines. "Care of the Pediatric Patient With a Brain Tumor" includes information on epidemiology, classification of brain tumors, risk factors, genetics, pathophysiology, clinical features, tumor types, diagnostic testing, acute management, surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, psychosocial and educational needs of the patient and family, and long-term effects of the brain tumor or management of the brain tumor. Aspects of care unique to the pediatric patient are emphasized.