Elijah is 11 years old and has been complaining of central abdominal pain for the past 48 hrs. His Mum has now bought him to the Pediatric Assessment Unit.
a). Identify and explain the vital sign observations that you would undertake as part of Elijah’s pain assessment.
b). As a result of his pain, what behavioral signs might Elijah display?
c). Providing a rationale for your choice, identify a pain assessment tool that would be appropriate to use with Elijah.
d). What nonpharmacological pain relief strategies could you suggest to Elijah
2-year-old Jasmine and 8-week-old Jack have been bought to the health clinic by their mother. Jack is very unsettled, crying, and frequently regurgitates small amounts of his feeds; he has gastro-oesophageal reflux. Jasmine has not had her bowels open for 5 days and is miserable.
a). Use your knowledge of anatomy and physiology to describe the function of the large bowel in relation to constipation.
b). Discuss the reasons why Jasmine may be constipated
c). Explain why Jack may have gastro-oesophageal reflux, use anatomy and physiology to explain your answer.
d). What advice could you give to Jack’s mother which may help him.
18-month-old Kai has an Upper Respiratory Tract Infection and has developed a viral wheeze with associated breathing difficulties
- a) Discuss the nursing care that Kai will require to ease his breathing difficulties, use anatomy and physiology to explain your care.Question 4.
Elena is 18 months of age and has been vomiting her food and drink for the last 24 hours. Please complete the table below:
Question Please insert your answer below What type of thermometer would you use to take Elena’s temperature?
Where would you place the thermometer to record Elena’s temperature safely and accurately?
T What respiratory rate per minute would you normally expect for a child of Elena’s age? Identify four possible signs of mild dehydration that Elena might exhibit. How much urine, in mls/Kg/hr, should a child of Elena’s age be passing?
How could you measure this?
What type of fluid would you encourage Elena to drink?
What type of food would you encourage
Elena, to eat?
Elijah is 11 years old and has been complaining of central abdominal pain for the past 48 hrs. His Mum has now bought him to the Pediatric Assessment Unit. a). Identify and explain the vital sign observations that you would undertake as part of Elijah’s pain assessment. b). As a result of his pain, what […]