|Price:|| $44.95|| ||Hours:||15 Contact Hours|
Expiration Date: October 31, 2018
Nurses are the primary caregivers in many pediatric healthcare settings. They need specialized skills to be able to accurately assess pediatric patients during health and illness. The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to pediatric health assessment for nurses with limited pediatric experience and to serve as a refresher for nurses caring for children in a variety of healthcare settings. It is essential that nurses develop adequate assessment skills in order to promptly identify potentially significant changes in the pediatric patient’s condition. The course provides nurses with the necessary information to gather a comprehensive pediatric health history and perform a complete physical examination. In order to provide safe, quality care to the pediatric patient, the nurse also needs an understanding of some common pediatric conditions. Reviews of common abnormalities seen in the pediatric patient are provided by body system.
This course reviews concepts related to pediatric health and assessment as they relate to nursing practice. It begins with important questions to ask when conducting a comprehensive pediatric history. Chapter 2 provides the nurse with techniques to use when interviewing pediatric patients or their caregivers. It also provides an overview of items to discuss when conducting a cultural or spiritual assessment in the clinical setting. Pediatric growth and measurement are reviewed in Chapter 3. Chapter 4 reviews the proper techniques to use when conducting a complete physical examination of a pediatric patient and also proper ranges for vital signs. Chapters 5-16 introduce information on performing a system-focused history and physical examination. Chapter 17, “Integrating the Pediatric Physical Examination,” assists the nurse in conducting the full physical examination.
|Price:|| $16.95|| ||Hours:||2 Contact Hours|
Expiration Date: October 31, 2018
Abusive head trauma in infants and children is the most common type of child abuse that results in fatality and long-term disability. With the enactment of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) by Congress in 1974, physicians have been given a specific definition of abuse and neglect. It is now mandatory in the United States that medical providers report suspected cases of child abuse, and with this mandate, education and clinician awareness has increased. Since most experts believe that PAHT is preventable, the ultimate goal is to stop child maltreatment before it starts. Healthcare professionals are in strategic frontline positions to impact and reduce the occurrence of PAHT.
The purpose of this course is to provide the learner with the knowledge necessary to assess and implement interventions for children with suspected or diagnosed PAHT and their families. By recognizing predisposing factors and identifying persons at risk for perpetrating PAHT, healthcare professionals can be instrumental in initiating needed preventative education. The overall goal of this course is to provide a working knowledge base on PAHT for healthcare professionals in an effort to reduce this type of child abuse. This course is appropriate for healthcare professionals who work with children or their families. Additionally, this course meets Kentucky’s continuing education requirement on pediatric abusive head trauma.
- This course fulfills your one-time Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome) requirement.
Pennsylvania Nurses – This course does not fulfill your child abuse recognition and reporting requirement. See N1635 Pennsylvania Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting for the course that fulfills your requirement.
|Price:|| $21.95|| ||Hours:||3 Contact Hours|
Release Date: January 29, 2016
Expiration Date: January 31, 2019
Nurses are the primary caregivers in many pediatric healthcare settings – both acute and community health settings. They can be the first healthcare professional that the pediatric patient sees or caregiver seeks to assess the patients during health and illness. Mental health must be a part of the comprehensive pediatric health assessment and this assessment takes knowledge and skill. The nurse needs to be able to identify the signs and symptoms of prevalent mental health problems in the pediatric patient population as well as treatment interventions. Finally, the healthcare professional must be able to recognize the indications of a mental health emergency in the pediatric patient and the appropriate interventions.
This course identifies the components required to complete a comprehensive pediatric mental health history. It also discusses the signs and symptoms of prevalent pediatric and adolescent mental health problems and treatment interventions for mental health problems and emergencies. After completing this course, the nurse will be able to conduct a mental health assessment in the pediatric patient and recognize the appropriate interventions. References and resources are presented in this course to reflect the most recent evidence in pediatrics and pediatric nursing from the healthcare literature at the time of publication.