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Pediatrics. Ch 22

Transporting, Positioning, Restraining the Infant

What determines how a child is transported in the hospital Age, LOC, How far the child must travel
How are older children transported The same as adults
How are younger children transported Cribs, Pediatric wheelchair, Stretcher, Wagon
What position are a stretcher’s side rails in for pediatric transport Up
Before a child leaves the unit, what does the nurse check The ID band is secure
What notation is made when a child leaves the unit Where they are going, Why, and Who is accompanying the child
What are the safe positions for holding an infant Colic carry, Cradle position, Football position, Upright position
What kind of support is necessary for young infants Head and Back
Why must small children be held securely Movements are random and uncoordinated
What hold is useful when one hand needs to be free Football
When is the football hold useful When one hand needs to be free
A ____ ____ might be used when bathing an infant’s head Football hold
When is a mummy restraint used For examination or treatments such as venipuncture or nasogastric tube insertion
What are the benefits of a mummy restraint Effectively controls the child’s movements, and can be modified to expose an arm, leg, or the chest as needed
A ____ ____ is the same as swaddling Mummy restraint
A mummy restraint is the same as ____ Swaddling
When might restraints be used on children To facilitate examinations or treatments and to maintain safety
When using a restraint ___ must be explained to the ____ and ____ Reason for it – parent and child
When are restraints used for children Only when necessary
Restraints should involve limitation of The fewest joints possible
Excessive restraint can lead to Infant or child fighting, thereby wasting energy and increasing oxygen consumption needs
Created by: futurenurse