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P101

Are children just little adults? Nursing paediatric patients in emergency often calls for a specialised approach. This passport help you:

  • Identify the main physiological differences in ‘A, B and C’ in children.
  • Take a structured health history including immunisations and birth history

Resources

Use any (or all) of these resources to prepare for the Know and Show Assessment

Know & Show Assessment Tool: 

With an approved assessor in your E.D.:
Explain

What considerations are different in a paediatric nursing assessment?

What is included in a birth history?

Gestation, duration of labour, mode of delivery, birth weight, birth injury, congenital malformations identified, history of antenatal infections, maternal illness or problems in pregnancy)

Identify at least three major anatomical/physiological differences between the anatomy of a child vs adult in each of:

  • Airway
  • Breathing
  • Circulatory system

 

Outcomes
Knowledge

Not yet able to correctly answer; or requires frequent prompting.

Able to correctly answer almost all questions with minimal prompting.

Answers correctly without prompting.

Skills Performance

Not yet correctly performing skill; or requires frequent prompting.

Performs correctly with some prompts and no critical errors.

Performs correctly without prompting.

Overall

Not yet completed.

Completed.

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