This course has been approved for 6 clock hours by the Commission on Case Manager Certification from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2007.
This course is designed for nurses who care for children in hospitals, outpatient clinics, home health care, and emergency departments. Its purpose is to help nurses increase their pediatric assessment skills, organize appropriate nursing interventions, and anticipate medical intervention during a pediatric emergency. It will also help nurses identify effective primary prevention strategies for children at risk.
When you complete this home study course, you will be able to:
- Describe the difference between respiratory distress and respiratory failure.
- Define the different types of shock states seen in children and discuss the treatment priorities.
- List one accident-prevention strategy for pediatric trauma injuries.
- Identify the factors that influence outcome in pediatric drowning victims.
- Compare and contrast the processes of heat exchange and their effects in pediatric exposure injuries.
- Discuss the priority medical and nursing interventions for toxic ingestion in children.