This session introduces the Pediatric Technician student to the specific need that children in home care require in their physical development.
The care of the pediatric patient requires an understanding of the distinct physical and developmental needs, as well as close communication with family. The CPT must consider both in order to never disrupt the child's development or psyche.
Managing a child's physical needs is not like caring for an adult. The obvious
differences do not leave room for error. A child's physiologic immaturity heightens their response to disorders and their vulnerability to drug reactions. While they may recover from an illness more rapidly, they are more vulnerable to serious complications.
The young child also has a heightened fantasy level and a limited view of life that can magnify and distort situations. That in turn can adversely affect therapy. As a caregiver, you must learn to interpret and deal constructively with their feelings. Strive to maintain an environment of optimal support.
The student will demonstrate the ability to maintain an environment of optimal support within the framework of physical, social, behavioral attention including special equipment, body mechanics.
· The student will know the body systems and the alterations
·The student will know the difference between the body systems in children and adults
·The student will recognize alterations in disease affecting each body system and symptoms that are exhibited in children
·The student will understand the philosophy behind the psychological needs of children
Score required: 85% or better on the quiz.
Suggested Reading Enhancements:
Very Young Children with Special Needs. Vikki F. Howard, Betty Fry Williams, Cheryl Lepper. A Formative Approach for Today’s Children. 2005, 3rd Edition;, Publisher Person-Merrill Prentice Hall
What Do You do With A Child Like This, Inside The Lives of Troubled Children, L. Tobin, 1st Edition, 1998 Whole Person Associates.
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