1. Select one of the common problems that can affect a newborn with special needs. Prepare a report that outlines the condition.
2. Write an essay that addresses one of the factors that could place a newborn at risk, explaining how nurses can intervene to reduce this risk.
1. Create a checklist that highlights the key nursing interventions to be used when providing care to a newborn of a substance-abusing mother.
2. Research Erb’s palsy as a type of brachial plexus injury that can occur in a newborn with birth trauma. Develop an outline that describes this condition.
3. Prepare a written assessment guide that can be used to assess a newborn at risk for infection.
4. Develop a flowchart that illustrates the underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms that impact the fetus when a woman has diabetes.
1. Explain language development in the first year of life.
1. According to Piaget, what significant cognitive development allows toddlers to engage in imitative play?
2. Describe the gross motor progression of walking in a toddler
3. Write a telegraphic phrase you might hear from a 3-year-old who wants cookies and milk.
4. Explain what about a toddler’s sensory development puts him or her at risk for accidental ingestion. Name 3 of the most dangerous potential poisons a toddler may ingest
5. Write suggestions for parents of a difficult 2-year-old about how they might avoid tantrums in their toddler.
6. Discuss an action that parents might take when a temper tantrum occurs.
7. Explain why allowing children to “graze” on carbohydrate-rich foods throughout the day may contribute to poor dental health.
1. Explain why a nurse might engage in prayer rituals with a hospitalized child.
2. Explain, from a language and comprehension perspective, why a divorcing couple should not discuss their relationship in front of their 3-year-old.
3. Discuss normal psychosocial changes occurring in the preschool-age child.
4. Explain the difference between nightmares and night terrors. What can a parent of a child with night terrors do to help stop the situation from recurring?
5. Explain the disciplinary practice of time-out. How does it work?
1. Identify the developmental milestones of the school-age child.
2. State the scope of the problem of obesity in school-age children. List the teaching guidelines for dealing with this problem.
1. Briefly discuss each of the five developmental concerns of adolescence covered in this chapter.
2. Describe how the nurse can help children cope with each of those five developmental concerns of adolescence.