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peds final

newborn birth - 4weeks
infant 4wks-1yr
toddler 1-3yrs
preschooler 3-6yrs
school age 6-12yrs
adolescent teens
gestational age how long in uteral
APGAR given to newborns @ birth 7-10
purpose for measuring OFC (occipitofrontal head circumference)
what are fontanels soft spots
when do soft spots close top 12-18mos back 6-8 weeks
Mongolian spots bluish black pigmentations on lower back, buttocks, anterior trunk, fingers and feet
milia small pinpoint white or yellow dots on nose
physiologic jaundice is from massive destruction of rbc's after birth, occurs within 24 hours
Eustachian tubes in young children r shorter n more horizontal than older children and adults which increases the risk for ear infections
pediatrics branch of medicines dealing with problems and diseases of young children
growth measurable changes such as height and weight
development qualitative maturation in motor, mental, social, and language skills
4-6 pds/year average weight gain for toddlers and preschoolers
2-3 ins per year average height gain for toddlers and preschoolers
18-24mos physiologic control of bladder
gross motor skills locomotion, "getting around"
fine motor skills dexterity, using their hands and fingers
transitional objects give security and help deal with stress, blanket, stuffed animal, pacifier
separation anxiety fear of abandonment
body integrity fears fear of unknown about their body
temper tantrum assertion of control & independence, part of normal development
negativism assertion of control and independence, they like being able to make choices
ritualism gives sense of security and trust that things will happen the same way all the time
regression signals significant stress level, retreat to an earlier developmental stage. new skills do not develop at this time
Created by: t4achange
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