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Disciplines: Nursing
Hours: 1 Contact Hour
Author(s): Lisa M. Rebeschi, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE
Peer Reviewer(s): Marcie Scott, MSN, RN
Item#: N1715
Contents: 1 Course Book (30 pages)
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Pediatric and Adolescent Health Promotion and Maintenance

Price $11.95
Item # N1715
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Release Date: July 18, 2016

Expiration Date: July 31, 2019


Many pediatric health problems, such as the development of infectious and chronic diseases, can be prevented through health promotion and health maintenance efforts. In order to improve the health and well-being of children and families, nurses have the opportunity to play a central role in establishing and maintaining healthy behaviors in children and adolescents that promote healthier lifestyles. Through the use of anticipatory guidance, nurses can have a positive impact on pediatric patient outcomes.

The purpose of this course is to ensure that nurses who provide care to children and families are aware of the current interventions for health promotion and health maintenance for the pediatric patient population. The course content is targeted to both the novice and experienced pediatric nurse.  This course is arranged by specific areas of focus and provides information for each of the pediatric age groups. Confidentiality, as a special consideration for adolescent patients during their healthcare visits, will be discussed. The course will conclude with a discussion of pediatric screening procedures including vision and hearing screening, lead screening, hemoglobin/hematocrit, developmental milestones, dyslipidemia, tuberculosis, and sexual health.


Course Objectives

  • Describe strategies to promote nutritional health in children and adolescents.
  • Describe strategies to prevent injuries in children and adolescents.
  • Discuss proper dental care and oral hygiene for children and adolescents.
  • Summarize physical activity recommendations for children and adolescents.
  • Identify the necessary elements of a healthcare visit confidentiality agreement to be discussed with adolescent patients and their parents and/or guardians.
  • Review child and adolescent screening guidelines for vision, hearing, lead poisoning, anemia, developmental changes, dyslipidemia, tuberculosis, and oral and sexual health.


Lisa M. Rebeschi, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, is an associate professor at Southern Connecticut State University Department of Nursing. She currently serves as department chairperson and has previously held positions as undergraduate program coordinator and quality improvement coordinator. She is credentialed as a certified nurse educator (CNE) by the National League for Nursing (NLN) and has previously served on the CNE Test Development Committee for the NLN. She teaches a variety of courses across the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs within the Department of Nursing.


Marcie Scott, MSN, RN, is a nurse planner at Western Schools with more than 25 years of professional nursing experience. Marcie most recently has worked as a nurse planner at the International Association of Forensic Nurses and as a senior editor with the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Prior to this, as a program manager with a health maintenance organization, Marcie gathered much experience conducting health education seminars, and developing disease management and health promotion written materials for all members, including children and adolescents.

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.