The needs of the pediatric patient

The needs of the pediatric patient differ depending on age, as do the stages of development and the expected assessment findings for each stage. In a 500-750-word paper, examine the needs of a school-aged child between the ages of 5 and 12 years old and discuss the following:

Compare the physical assessments among school-aged children. Describe how you would modify assessment techniques to match the age and developmental stage of the child.
Choose a child between the ages of 5 and 12 years old. Identify the age of the child and describe the typical developmental stages of children that age.
Applying developmental theory based on Erickson, Piaget, or Kohlberg, explain how you would developmentally assess the child. Include how you would offer explanations during the assessment, strategies you would use to gain cooperation, and potential findings from the assessment.

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The correlation between the person’s pH and why their respiratory muscles

A depressed person attempts to commit suicide by taking a whole bottle of sleeping pills. The pills cause a drastic decrease in the pH. The patient starts having breathing difficulties because the thick and thin filaments within the respiratory muscles are breaking down.

Explain in depth the correlation between the person’s pH and why their respiratory muscles are breaking down.

Provide details in your explanation and support your answer with facts from your textbook, research, and articles from scholarly journals.

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The advanced practice clinician

The advanced practice clinician is preparing to examine the economic, financial, and political factors that influence the delivery of healthcare and policy reform. There is a need to develop strategies to influence, implement, and evaluate current policy. This will examine a health policy and its influence on a patient population.

Choose a health policy to evaluate and address the following:

Critically analyze and related issues surrounding the policy to consumers, nursing, other health professions, and other stakeholders in policy and public forums.
What is nursing leadership’s role in the development and implementation of institutional, local, state, federal, and/or international health policy?
What is the impact of nursing influence on policymakers through their active participation on committees, boards, or task forces at the institutional, local, state, regional, national, and/or international levels to improve health care delivery and outcomes?
What are some ways that you can do to educate others, including policymakers at all levels, regarding nursing, health policy, and patient care outcomes?

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Nursing profession’s advocacy process

Analyze the nursing profession’s advocacy process within the policy and healthcare communities that relate to your selected policy.
Explain nursing responsibility to develop, evaluate, and provide leadership for health care policy that shapes health care financing, regulation, and delivery.
Identify the connection between health outcomes and advocacy for social justice, equity, and ethical policies within all healthcare arenas for your selected policy.

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