Assessing age (Erickson's) groups

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Assessing age (Erickson's) groups
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Weeks 1-3 for Exam 1: (9/22/14) Health assessment of the child.
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  1. Development Considerations for Examination of:

    Infant. (3)
    • 1) Talk w/ caregiver explaining each step as you do it.
    • 2) Address child by name.
    • 3) Do invasive parts last.
  2. Toddler. (4)
    • 1) Introduce yourself to CG & child.
    • 2) Explain all steps to CG and most steps to child.
    • 3) Allow child to handle instruments.
    • 4) Do invasive parts last.
  3. Preschool. (3)
    • 1) Allow child to decide order of examination.
    • 2) Explain what instruments do and let child try them.
    • 3) Speak to CG before&after examination.
  4. School-age. (3)
    • 1) Include the child in all parts of examination.
    • 2) Speak to CG before&after examination.
    • 3) Avoid medical jargon.

    *Explain how body works as this group likes to learn how the body works.
  5. Adolescent (4)
    • 1) Use mature language.
    • 2) Appeal to teen's desire for self-care.
    • 3) Provide privacy.
    • 4) Encourage ?s when alone.
  6. Adolescent 2. (3)
    • 1) Explain confidentiality to CG & teen.
    • 2) Allow time talking w/ them together & separate,ly.
    • 3) Use H-2-T approach w/ gen. exam last.
  7. Adult. (3)
    • 1) Consider ESL
    • 2) Ask ?s
    • 3) Understand importance of meds.
  8. Older Adult. (4)
    • 1) Check med history.
    • 2) Hearing ability
    • 3) Speak clearly
    • 4) Allow for more time

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