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pediatrics unit 2


what are the separation anxiety stages? protest, despair, denial/detachment
what is protest stage of anxiety separation child experiences sense of abandonment, cries loudly
what is despair stage of separation anxiety crying stops, but appears sad and depressed. does not play at all.
what is denial or detachment stage of separation anxiety child is detached and disinterested in parents visit; if prolonged, will interfere with bonding
interventions with detachment or denial facilitate bonding
what is a sign that a child is hurting? lying still and very quite
max dose of acetaminophen 15mg/kg/dose maximum of 5 doses in 24 hours
if a child is showing regression do not acknowledge or punish just ignore it. praise appropriate behaviors
when examining or having to make contact with a child make them feel comfortable, and safe. Have another person in the room.
what should you do if at all possible before a child is admitted to the unit orientate child to the facility, may give them a toy from home for comfort. get child ready for admission 3-4 days prior to being admitted if possible
parent with separation anxiety assure them that it is okay for them to leave
hospitalization with adolescence may pose threat of postponement of career and future plans, keeping contact with school is important always establish trust
adolescent roommates teens usually do better with room mates of like peers, rather than single rooms. no dying or elderly people.
inform teens of what two conditions that must be reported plans to harm self or plans to harm others
underage can seek medical treatment for what with out parent consent stds, contraception, pregnancy, abortion or drug abuse
if patient is unattended in the bed you should keep rails up at all times
when a baby is going to sleep how should you lay them on their backs
keep what away from babies lotions, powders, medications
early sign of shock tachycardia
late sign of shock hypo-tension
what is a medical emergency bradycardia
vital signs for an infant apical pulse 120-160 respirations 26-40
adolescence vital signs respiration 16-24 pulse 70-110 make sure to take for a full minute
when administering medication use dropper, syringe or measuring cup. do not mix medication with formula, food or water
when a toddler is taking medication encourage autonomy of assisting with taking own medication by squirting into own mouth or drinking it out of cup
check iv for inflammation, irritation or redness
children who live in a smoking house hold are more at risk for infections
breast feeding decreases risk for infections
when going out to cold, windy, atmosphere with baby cover ears with a hat
amblyopia means lazy eye
stragisumus means cross eyed
conjunctivitis inflammation always wipe inner to outer.
reye syndrom nonspecific encephalopathy with fatty degeneration of the viscera . mainly affects the liver and brain. get it from taking aspirin or anything with aspirin in it
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