Nursing Pediatric Assessment

Nursing Pediatric Assessment 

In this course, you will recognize that children are physiologically different from adults. You will gain knowledge in pediatric anatomic and physiological differences, which aids in recognizing normal variations during your exam. You will learn communication techniques to make the exam more comfortable for the child. By using resources and tools available, you will learn important warning signs that warrant immediate referral to other medical professionals.


Hours: 1.25


Certificates provided by accrediting body (5 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.20 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.25 HOURS

Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS

Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-CV-0-NPA
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
Identify strategies to help communicate with children and families to improve the quality of historical data collected.
Describe strategies to engage cooperation during the exam of the infant, child, and adolescent.
Illustrate the proper way to perform a pediatric head-to-toe assessment.
Describe the variances in sequence when performing a physical assessment as performed on an infant, child, or adolescent.
Recognize important signs of concern in the infant, child, and adolescent.
Utilize appropriate resource tools in assessing normal growth and development in physical, cognitive, and social-emotional milestone development.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Strategies to Use for an Effective Interview A. Getting Started B. Questioning C. Language D. Body Language E. Review F. Summary Section 3: Strategies to Engage Cooperation A. Reduce Stress B. Stages of Psychosocial Development C. Pearls of Wisdom D. Review E. Summary Section 4: Head-to-Toe Assessment A. Overall Appearance B. Lungs C. Heart D. Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, Mouth, and Throat E. Neck F. Abdomen G. Genital Area H. Musculoskeletal I. Cranial Nerves J. Skin K. Review L. Summary Section 5: The ABCs of an Emergent Initial Assessment A. ABCs B. Airway C. Breathing D. Circulation E. Vital Signs F. Review G. Summary Section 6: Pediatric Assessment Tools A. Tools B. Periodicity Schedule C. Bright Futures® D. Development and Psychosocial Assessment E. Ages and Stages Questionnaire F. Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT-R™) G. The Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC®) H. THE HEEADSSS® Screening Tool I. The CRAFFT® Screening Tool J. Review K. Summary Section 7: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations

Expert Reviewer: Sherry Bryan, MSN, CPNP-PC
Sherry has been a Pediatric Nurse for 26 years and a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for 18 years. She has worked in tertiary care hospitals, pediatric home health, college health, and pediatric outpatient clinical settings during these years. She is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. She has worked with all ages of children during her career. Disclosure: Sherry Bryan, MSN, CPNP-PC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Nurses; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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