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NURS 231X Pediatric Nursing Theory • 4 Cr.

Description:

Focuses on the normal growth and development of the child from birth through adolescence. Students learn principles of care of the ill child focusing on adaptation and health maintenance. Prerequisite: NURS 230X.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify the pediatric nurse‚Äôs role in promoting health of children.
  • Describe the concept of family-centered care.
  • Understand the difference between mortality and morbidity in children.
  • Identify the psychosociocultural impact of mortality and morbidity in children.
  • Recognize the types of illnesses that occur in children are different from the adult.
  • Understand the terms and basic principles of growth and development.
  • Understand the developmental tasks of each group.
  • Identify physical, mental, psychological influences on growth and development.
  • Identify the physical, intellectual, and emotional needs of each age group.
  • Describe the role of play in growth and development of the child.
  • Describe the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, pharmacological treatment and collaborative care of pediatric clients with various neurological disorders.
  • Describe the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, pharmacological treatment and collaborative care of pediatric clients with various musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Describe the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, pharmacological treatment and collaborative care of pediatric clients with various cardiovascular disorders.
  • Describe the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, pharmacological treatment and collaborative care of pediatric clients with various respiratory disorders.
  • Describe the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, pharmacological treatment and collaborative care of pediatric clients with genitourinary disorders.
  • Describe the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, pharmacological treatment and collaborative care of pediatric clients with various gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Describe the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, pharmacological treatment and collaborative care of pediatric clients with various hematological and immune disorders.

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3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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