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Stephanie Smith, MS, RN, CPNP-AC/PC

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expertise

prevention of surgical site infection, plagiocephaly, chiari I malformation, hydrocephalus and non-accidental trauma

bio

Stephanie Smith is a nurse practitioner in the neurosurgery department at Dayton Children's Hospital.

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education and training

  • Wright State University, B.S.
  • Wright State University, M.S., Child & Adolescent Health
  • Dual Certification, Primary & Acute Care

publications and presentations

  • Smith, S (2017).  Tumors of the Central Nervous System. In Cartwright, C. & Wallace, D. (Eds) Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgical Patient. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg
  • Pediatric Forum: Chiari Malformation
  • Nursing Poster: Surgical Site Infection – Hospital Acquired Condition Bundle
  • Nursing Presentation: Care of Patients with Subdural and Lumbar Drains   
  • Nursing Presentation: Neurosurgery Diagnoses and Care of Patients    
  • Nursing Presentation: What is Evidence-based Practice
     

awards, honors and organizations

  • American Journal of Nursing "Book of the Year 2017" Award for contributions to "Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient, 3rd Edition"
  • Member of the American Association for Neuroscience
  • Member for the Ohio Chapter of the National Association for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

the field of neurosurgery is a challenging and very rewarding field that is ever changing and advancing.


I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

it provides excellent care for their patients and supports and encourages their staff to seek opportunities to grow professionally.


Dayton Children's is special because...

we are just small enough to allow families to feel that they are given individualized care where the staff get to know them by name and that they can be an integral part of their children's care.


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She explained things to us in a way we could understand easily and was very patient with my daughter. She answered every question we had and was very kind and respectful.

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We love Stephanie. She is so sweet and cares about the kids. You can tell she enjoys her work.

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Very caring and never rush you

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Stephanie was a very positive person in our lives. She did a great job with patient care. She was very thorough talking to my daughter and myself. She's definitely helping us through a hard time for my daughter. So I appreciate it greatly. Thank you.

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conditions I treat

Brachial plexus damage, Cerebral cysts, Cerebral palsy, Chiari malformations, Craniofacial malformations, Craniosynostosis, Disc pathology, Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus, Infections, Neural tube defects, Neuro-endocrine problems, Neuro-trauma cases (concussion), Peripheral nerve damage, Positional plagiocephaly, Pseudotumor Cerebri, Skull base surgery, Spina bifida /myelomeningocele, Tethered spinal cord, Traumatic injuries, Tuberous sclerosis, Tumors of the brain, Tumors of the spinal cord, Vascular disorders

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