Care Of The Pediatric Client –

nur340ca

(4 credits)

This course focuses on theory-based nursing practice with the pediatric client and family. Students apply concepts related to growth and development, and explore methods of assessing pediatric illness and disorders. Planned faculty-supervised experiences in the clinical area as well as the community will provide students with the opportunity to implement their knowledge and skills. Students are required to successfully complete 60 clinical hours as well as successfully complete the pre-NCLEX specialty exam to pass this course.
This undergraduate-level course is 7 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Nurse's Role

  • Describe the role of the registered nurse in pediatric practice.

Growth and Development

  • Apply principles of growth and development to the care of the pediatric client.

Nursing Management Considerations for the Ill Child

  • Examine nursing management strategies for families and children with acute illnesses.
  • Examine nursing management strategies for families and children with chronic illnesses.

Physical Assessment

  • Outline the components of a comprehensive pediatric client assessment including physiological, psychosocial, and development stages.
  • Apply appropriate physical assessment and data collection techniques for the pediatric client.

Nursing Process and the Care of the Client : Medication, Fluid Balance, and Maintaining Respiratory Function

  • Identify major pharmaceutical treatment modalities.
  • Identify the role of the registered nurse in pediatric practice.
  • Examine nursing management strategies for children with acute illness.

Nursing Process and Care of the Client with Ears, Eyes, Nose and Throat (EENT), Respiratory, and Infectious Diseases

  • Describe the pathophysiological changes in pediatric clients experiencing alterations in function related to EENT, respiratory, and infectious disease.
  • Develop a collaborative plan of care utilizing the nursing process for pediatric clients experiencing alterations in function related to EENT, respiratory, and infectious disease.
  • Identify the major pharmaceutical treatment modalities utilized in treating pediatric clients experiencing alterations in function related to EENT, respiratory, and infectious disease.
  • Utilize therapeutic communication with pediatric clients and their families experiencing alterations in function related to EENT, respiratory, and infectious disease.

Nursing Process and Care of the Client with Endocrine, Gastrointestinal (GI), and Genitourinary (GU) Disorders

  • Describe the pathophysiological changes in pediatric clients experiencing alterations in function related to the endocrine, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary systems.
  • Develop a collaborative plan of care utilizing the nursing process for pediatric clients experiencing alterations in function related to endocrine, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary systems.
  • Identify the major pharmaceutical treatment modalities utilized in treating pediatric clients experiencing alterations in function related to endocrine, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary systems.
  • Utilize therapeutic communication with pediatric clients and their families experiencing alterations in function related to endocrine, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary systems.

Nursing Process and Care of the Client with Cardiac, Musculoskeletal, and Neurological Disorders

  • Describe the pathophysiological changes in pediatric clients experiencing alterations in function related to the cardiac, musculoskeletal, and neurological systems.
  • Develop a collaborative plan of care utilizing the nursing process for pediatric clients experiencing alterations in function related to cardiac, musculoskeletal, and neurological systems.
  • Identify the major pharmaceutical treatment modalities utilized in treating pediatric clients experiencing alterations in function related to cardiac, musculoskeletal, and neurological systems.
  • Utilize therapeutic communication with pediatric clients and their families experiencing alterations in function related to cardiac, musculoskeletal, and neurological systems.

Nursing Process and Care of the Client with Hematological, Oncologic, or Integumentary Disorders

  • Describe the pathophysiological changes in pediatric clients experiencing alterations in function related to hematological, oncologic, and integumentary disease.
  • Develop a collaborative plan of care utilizing the nursing process for pediatric clients experiencing alterations in function related to hematological, oncologic, and integumentary disease.
  • Identify the major pharmaceutical treatment modalities utilized in treating pediatric clients experiencing alterations in function related to hematological, oncologic, and integumentary disease.
  • Utilize therapeutic communication with pediatric clients and their families experiencing alterations in function related to hematological, oncologic, and integumentary disease.

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