Caring for Pediatric Patients: Developmentally Appropriate Interventions and Techniques

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05
Apr

Contact Hours Awarded: 3.5

The pediatric population presents unique challenges to nurses. The expert pediatric nurse recognizes that developmental stage plays a pivotal role in the approach of each child. In this course we will discuss how to care for children of each developmental stage, including expert tips and tricks for pediatric nurses.

Course Outline:

  1. Overview
  2. Current Practice
  3. Family Responses to Illness and/or the Hospitalized Child
  4. Developmental Considerations for Appropriate Nursing Interventions
  5. General Interventions across the Developmental Spectrum
  6. The Importance of Caring, Consistency, and Humility
  7. Labeling Feelings
  8. Let’s Talk About Resiliency
  9. Developmental Strategies with Infants (0-12 months)
  10. Developmental Strategies with Toddlers (1- 3 years old)
  11. Developmental Strategies with Preschool Children (3 years – 6 years)
  12. Developmental Strategies with School Age Children (6 years – 12 years)
  13. Developmental Strategies with Adolescent Children (12 years – 18 years)
  14. Use of Play – Therapeutic Play
  15. Cultural Considerations
  16. Reducing Pain and Discomfort
  17. Pediatric Patients with Special Healthcare Needs
  18. Summary
  19. References (Bibliography)

More Course Information

In this course we will discuss developmentally appropriate interventions and techniques that nurses may use to better care for pediatric patients.

Author: Kathy Wiejaczka, RN, MSN

Course Objectives: By the time of course completion the learner shall be able to:

  1. Identify age-appropriate interventions used to facilitate medical and nursing care in pediatric patients.
  2. Explain how to involve the family in pediatric care in order to maximize patient comfort and cooperation.
  3. Describe the unique challenges nurses face when caring for children of various developmental stages.

This course will require the average learner 175 minutes and awards 3.5 contact hours of continuing education.

Target audience:

Registered Nurses (RN)

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for completion:

Successful completion of all modules (course content, test, and evaluation).

Offering # 14

Continuing Education Provider Approval # 7-0090

Expiration: December 21, 2021

Nursing CE Central is an approved provider of continuing education per the KBN.

Course Content

Total learning: 1 lesson Time: 15 days
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Instructor

Kathy Wiejaczka, RN, MSN

Kathy is an experienced nurse and nurse educator with extensive experience in obstetric and pediatrics. She graduated from Ferris State University with a MSN/Education and currently teaches for several universities in these program areas: prelicensure, RN to BSN, and MSN.

Free

In this course we will discuss developmentally appropriate interventions and techniques that nurses may use to better care for pediatric patients.