Course Code: REL-PAC-0-PNA
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2022
Identify at least three strategies to communicate effectively with children and their family and caregivers.
Describe at least three strategies to help ensure cooperation during an exam of the infant, child, and adolescent.
Explain the proper way to perform a pediatric head-to-toe assessment.
Describe the variances in sequence when performing a physical assessment on an infant, child, and adolescent.
List important signs in the infant, child, and adolescent that are concerning.
Select appropriate resource tools to use when assessing physical, cognitive, and social-emotional milestone development.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Strategies to Use for an Effective Interview
Section 3: Strategies to Engage Cooperation
Stages of Psychosocial Development
Pearls of Wisdom
Section 4: Head-to-Toe Assessment
Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, Mouth, and Throat
Section 5: The ABCs of an Emergent Initial Assessment
Section 6: Pediatric Assessment Tools
Development and Psychosocial Assessment
Ages and Stages Questionnaire
Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers
The Pediatric Symptom Checklist
The HEEADSSS® Screening Tool
The CRAFFT® Screening Tool
Section 7: Conclusion
Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.
Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.”
Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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