Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide - by JoAnne Silbert-Flagg, Elizabeth Sloand

By JoAnne Silbert-Flagg, Elizabeth Sloand

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification evaluation advisor: fundamental Care has been constructed specifically for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and relatives Nurse Practitioners getting ready to take certification examinations and as a reference within the perform surroundings. The textual content is split into platforms with an in-depth insurance of development and improvement and overall healthiness promoting and upkeep. the typical issues of a few of the physique platforms offer succinct summaries of definitions, etiology, symptoms, medical findings, differential diagnoses, diagnostic tests\findings, and management\treatment. the ultimate bankruptcy addresses PNP function improvement, present developments and future health coverage concerns together with subject matters reminiscent of credentialing, felony concerns, laws, repayment and supply structures. Following each one bankruptcy are try questions, that are meant to function an advent to the trying out area. furthermore a bibliography is incorporated if you happen to desire a extra in-depth dialogue of the subject material in every one bankruptcy.

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S. are obese 4. Ethnic differences: Non-Hispanic black girls and Mexican-American girls are more likely to be obese than non-Hispanic white girls; among boys, Mexican Americans are more likely to be obese than non-Hispanic white boys • Clinical Findings 1. Parent and/or child concern regarding body weight 2. Clinical observation of large size and/or excess fat on child 3. Measurement of weight, height, and BMI • Differential Diagnosis 1. Endocrine dysfunction 2. Congenital disorders/short stature 3.

Foster families—estimated 510,000 children in foster care at any given time; http://www. gov/pubs/factsheets/foster. cfm#one 6. Group living including homeless shelters— estimated 43% of the homeless population include families with children 7. Gay and lesbian families—sources vary • Family Functioning: Critical concepts 1. Family functioning is more directly related to healthy growth and development than is family structure 2. Components of family functioning include provision of a stable and safe physical environment as well as financial and emotional resources necessary to provide supportive and nurturing care with appropriate supervision and guidance 3.

Edelbrach Child Attention Problem Scale e. DuPaul ADHD Rating Scale for Teachers 6. Psychological evaluation and cognitive testing • Management/Treatment 1. Provide structured environment—regular routine; clear and simple rules; firm limits; minimize distraction, overstimulation, and fatigue 2. Behavioral management—formal operant conditioning techniques to reward/reinforce good behaviors; punishment strategies (timeout) or extinction techniques (systematic ignoring) to decrease unacceptable behaviors 5.

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