Physical Assessment of a Child SERIES: Part 2
Physical assessments are a regular and fundamental part of pediatric care, yet examining children requires a broad knowledge base and is often challenging even to the experienced clinician. Physical Assessment of a Child, a two-part video series completely updated for 2008, is designed to address these real-world challenges and demonstrates the step-by-step process of performing gentle, safe, comprehensive pediatric evaluations. Using a systematic yet flexible 'head-to-toe' approach, these two videos detail the specific techniques, skills and strategies necessary to tailor an exam efficiently to children of all ages, physical and psychosocial development, and unique medical needs. Each program provides 1 hour of continuing nursing education.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Explain the need for a complete medical history using rapport and trust-building skills with patients and caregivers
  • Perform a safe internal exam on children of varying ages using the four basic techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation
  • Assess and evaluate the chest, lungs, abdomen, heart and other underlying organs, using key landmarks, respiratory sounds, vibrations and other indicators
  • Identify the five areas of the heart that must be evaluated to assess heart function and discuss some common heart sounds that are normal in healthy children while abnormal in adults
  • Demonstrate age-appropriate procedures to evaluate a child's musculoskeletal system
  • Demonstrate age-appropriate methods to evaluate a child's neurological system
  • Describe the differences between normal and abnormal findings that warrant further investigation
  • Discuss key differences and variables in the internal assessment of pediatric patients ranging in age from infants through adolescents
  • Describe safe, gentle care practices with the stated goal of gathering the most accurate data possible, using the least intrusive methods available

Price: $345.00 USD

Product ID: MED748A
Year: 2008
Duration: 23:00 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Pediatric Care, Physical Assessment
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