1. Discuss the major principles and concepts of atraumatic care.
2. How do the child’s age, developmental level, family situation, community, and state of health affect the way the nurse conducts a health history?
3. Explain the steps of child and family communication.
1. Discuss the principles of immunization and common barriers to pediatric immunization.
2. Discuss the principles of health supervision and its three components
3. Describe how a health surveillance visit would be conducted differently with an infant, toddler, a child in grade school, and an adolescent.
4. Discuss the key components of health promotion, including key strategies for health promotion; means of disseminating information; and ways to solve health promotion problems.
1. List the items that should be included in the functional history and provide an example where appropriate.
2. What are the key considerations for addressing sensitive health issues (sexuality, substance use, depression, suicide) with an adolescent while taking the health history?
3. It is important for the nurse to observe the parent–child interactions during the focused conversations of the health interview and throughout the physical examination. Provide some examples of nonverbal, behavioral cues exhibited by infants, toddlers, school-age children, and adolescents and their parents.
4. Describe the developmental considerations for examination of a preschooler.
1. List and explain the three phases of separation anxiety.
2. Explain how the developmental level of preschoolers affects their reaction and response to hospitalization
3. List the factors that affect a child’s response to illness and hospitalization.
4. Outline the key nursing components of the admission process.
5. Describe the information that should be included in discharge instructions.
1. Write three possible nursing interventions for a child who is hospitalized for failure to thrive.
2. Define and discuss vulnerable child syndrome.
3. Identify four situations/instances when the family of a child with special needs will likely require additional support
4. What is an individualized education plan (IEP)? What role might a pediatric nurse play in preparing one?