1. Describe and explain the “Eight Rights” of pediatric medication administration
2. Explain how the absorption of orally administered medications in infants and young children is different compared to those given to older children and adults.
3. Outline the guidelines for determining the correct medication dose by body weight.
1. Describe the FACES Pain Rating Scale and how it works.
2. Define neuromodulators and describe how they work.
3. Explain how a child’s culture and family influence the pain response.
1. Describe how a child differs from an adult in immunologic integrity. When looking at the pediatric patient, break this down by age from infancy through adolescence.
1. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the pediatric neurologic system and discuss how it is different from that of adults.
2. Name common risk factors for neurologic disorders.
3. Describe nursing interventions commonly used for a child with a neurologic disorder
1. Describe how an infant’s vision differs from that of an adult and the developmental benchmarks for vision.
2. Discuss the risks associated with persistent otitis media with effusion.
3. What are the factors that increase the risk of developing visual impairment?
4. What are the laboratory and diagnostic tests used to diagnose disorders of the eye and ear?
1. Discuss how the child’s respiratory system can increase the severity of respiratory disorders as compared to adults. Include differences of the nose, throat, trachea, and chest.
2. List the acute noninfectious respiratory disorders in children and the factors associated with them.
3. Develop a teaching plan for the parents of a child with a tracheostomy.
4. Describe the nursing interventions used for a child with a common cold.
5. What are the risks associated with pharyngitis caused by a group A streptococcal infection?