Describe four nursing strategies that may be employed to reduce separation anxiety for a hospitalised child
Identify the advantages of breast feeding to the mother (4) and infant (4) relevant to
the postnatal timeframe of six weeks. (4 marks)
List four discomforts or changes that women experience in pregnancy and for each briefly explain the physiological change that underpins the discomfort/change.
a) Chloe is planning to get pregnant and has a few glasses of wine every weekend. What is the current advice about alcohol intake for pregnant women? (1 mark)
b) Why should she be advised to take Folic acid prior to getting pregnant? (1 mark)
a) Specify four behaviours a nurse might observe in a child aged 5 years that are
likely to reflect separation anxiety (2 marks)
b) Describe four nursing strategies that may be employed to reduce separation anxiety for a hospitalised child aged 5. (4 marks)
Bronte is 4 months old, was born at full term and now weighs 7kg. Her parents have presented to the Emergency Department with Bronte saying she is irritable, not feeding well and has a running nose. Bronte appears very sleepy and is not interested in her surroundings. She is febrile [38.5 C] and has a pulse of 162 beats/min and respiratory rate of 48 breathes/min.
Referring to the clinical case above respond to the following questions.
1. a) Consider the evidence for fever management. Bronte’s mother is requesting medication for Bronte’s fever. Discuss the nursing management of fever that would appropriate to Bronte’s clinical care, given her age and weight and discuss why administration of anti-pyretic medication is not recommended routinely. You will need to consider journal research articles for this response.
2. b) Brontehasincreasedrespiratoryeffortevident.Statethephysicalsignsanurse would observe that would indicate this clinical finding? (2 marks)
3. c) Bronte’s mother expresses concerns that Bronte is not developing well and seems to only sleep and cry. She asks what is normal for a 4 month old. Briefly discuss the key parameters the registered nurse would consider to ascertain if Bronte’s growth and development is in the normal range? (4 marks)
4. d) Bronte has not had her 6 week immunisations yet. Bronte’s father is wanting this to happen before Bronte leaves hospital but Bronte’s mother is refusing at present because of the side effects and she says “we don’t go out much so Bronte is quite safe as she is not exposed to those illnesses and no one gets them anyway nowadays”. Please write a brief response to Bronte’s mother outlining the current views and evidence on immunisation, ignoring the financial incentives. (2 marks)
e) Outline further information would the registered nurse obtain from Bronte’s parents to ascertain her fluid status? (2 marks)
A family’s social characteristics may influence the potential risks that impact on children’s health.
Identify four (4) key family social characteristics that have been identified to negatively influence a child’s health and briefly explain how each identified social characteristic may impact on a child’s health. (6 marks)
Jess is a 15 year old,grade 10 student who has presented to the school nurse believing she may be pregnant. She has not told her parents and is not in a stable relationship with her boyfriend who is also a school student. She has only had sex a few times when drunk and did not use protection. The school nurse conducts a urine pregnancy test and the result is negative.
Referring to the clinical case above, please provide a written response to the following questions.
a) Identify two key health promotion topics that the school nurse should discuss
with Jess and briefly justify your selection of each key topic / discussion.
b) Discuss two developmentally appropriate communication approaches the school nurse would employ, pertaining to the interaction with Jess. (2 marks)
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