Pediatrics

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Acute Pain Management in Children: Operative or Medical Procedures

Product code: M134        

Overview:

Summarizes the AHCPR Clinical Practice Guideline for Acute Pain Management in Infants, Children, and Adolescents: Operative and Medical Procedures. Discusses recommendations for the use of particular assessment techniques and the use of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic techniques for managing pain.

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Assessment of the Newborn: Cardiopulmonary Assessment and Cardiac Anomalies

Product code: 78811C        

Series Overview:

Newborns have unique anatomy and physiologic characteristics that need to be assessed at birth. Nurses with limited or no experience in the obstetrical environment need to be made aware of these unique characteristics in order to perform a competent evaluation of a newborn's health.

This series provides nurses with the information they need and demonstrates the skills necessary, to perform a comprehensive assessment of the newborn child.

The programs in this series are:

  • Assessment of the Newborn: The First 10 Minutes
  • Assessment of the Newborn: The Head to Toe Assessment
  • Assessment of the Newborn: Cardiopulmonary Assessment and Cardiac Anomalies
  • Assessment of the Newborn: Physical Anomalies and Neurologic Issues
  • Assessment of the Newborn: Gestational Age and Newborn Reflexes

This series is designated for a total of 5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Overview:

The program begins by offering an overview of fetal circulation. With this foundation, it goes on to examine the issues related to cardiopulmonary assessment. Topics such as acrocyanosis, retractions, transient tachypnea and infant respiratory distress syndrome are presented. The program then presents and discusses cardiac anomalies. The four categories of cardiac defects are highlighted and the eight most common cardiac defects are outlined.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe fetal circulation
  • Perform a respiratory assessment
  • Take blood pressure
  • Perform a cardiac assessment
  • Identify the main categories and types of cardiac anomalies

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Assessment of the Newborn: Gestational Age and Newborn Reflexes

Product code: 78811ER        

Series Overview:

Newborns have unique anatomy and physiologic characteristics that need to be assessed at birth. Nurses with limited or no experience in the obstetrical environment need to be made aware of these unique characteristics in order to perform a competent evaluation of a newborn's health.

This series provides nurses with the information they need and demonstrates the skills necessary, to perform a comprehensive assessment of the newborn child.

The programs in this series are:

  • Assessment of the Newborn: The First 10 Minutes
  • Assessment of the Newborn: The Head to Toe Assessment
  • Assessment of the Newborn: Cardiopulmonary Assessment and Cardiac Anomalies
  • Assessment of the Newborn: Physical Anomalies and Neurologic Issues
  • Assessment of the Newborn: Gestational Age and Newborn Reflexes

This series is designated for a total of 5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Overview:

This program focuses on the New Ballard Gestational Age Assessment. In the process of this discussion, both the assessment of neuromuscular maturity and that of physical maturity are examined. As the infant is assessed, reference is made to the system developed by Dr. Jeanne Ballard. The program concludes with a presentation of 13 newborn reflexes.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Properly perform the New Ballard Gestational Age Assessment
  • Assess for neuromuscular and physical maturity
  • Accurately report and score the results of the exam
  • Identify and test for the 13 newborn reflexes

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Assessment of the Newborn: Physical Anomalies and Neurologic Issues

Product code: 78811D        

Series Overview:

Newborns have unique anatomy and physiologic characteristics that need to be assessed at birth. Nurses with limited or no experience in the obstetrical environment need to be made aware of these unique characteristics in order to perform a competent evaluation of a newborn's health.

This series provides nurses with the information they need and demonstrates the skills necessary, to perform a comprehensive assessment of the newborn child.

The programs in this series are:

  • Assessment of the Newborn: The First 10 Minutes
  • Assessment of the Newborn: The Head to Toe Assessment
  • Assessment of the Newborn: Cardiopulmonary Assessment and Cardiac Anomalies
  • Assessment of the Newborn: Physical Anomalies and Neurologic Issues
  • Assessment of the Newborn: Gestational Age and Newborn Reflexes

This series is designated for a total of 5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Overview:

The program begins with an examination of such physical anomalies as neural tube defects (anencephaly, spina bifida and meningocele), craniosynostosis and cleft lip and palate. Additionally, features such as simian crease, pilonidal sinus and gastroschisis are presented. The presentation of neurologic issues includes a brief discussion of the infant brain and neurons and leads to a detailed discussion of neonatal hypoglycemia. This detailed view of neurologic assessment concludes with a presentation of pathologic jaundice, its causes and intervention strategies.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Identify neural tube defects, including anencephaly, spina bifida and meningocele
  • Identify signs of craniosynostosis and cleft lip and palate
  • Identify features such as simian crease, pilonidal sinus and gastroschisis
  • Describe the infant brain and neurons
  • Perform a neurological assessment and identify various neurologic issues
  • Accurately identify the signs and symptoms of neonatal hypoglycemia
  • Describe the causes and symptoms of pathological jaundice and perform appropriate interventions

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Assessment of the Newborn: The First 10 Minutes

Product code: 78811A        

Series Overview:

Newborns have unique anatomy and physiologic characteristics that need to be assessed at birth. Nurses with limited or no experience in the obstetrical environment need to be made aware of these unique characteristics in order to perform a competent evaluation of a newborn's health.

This series provides nurses with the information they need and demonstrates the skills necessary, to perform a comprehensive assessment of the newborn child.

The programs in this series are:

  • Assessment of the Newborn: The First 10 Minutes
  • Assessment of the Newborn: The Head to Toe Assessment
  • Assessment of the Newborn: Cardiopulmonary Assessment and Cardiac Anomalies
  • Assessment of the Newborn: Physical Anomalies and Neurologic Issues
  • Assessment of the Newborn: Gestational Age and Newborn Reflexes

This series is designated for a total of 5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Overview:

This program begins with a discussion of primary roles of the placenta and umbilical cord during pregnancy. It goes on to describe the role of surfactant in the lungs and presents the current understanding of factors which foster the newborns first breath. Other topics addressed include: steps to be taken if there is meconium in the amniotic fluid, the four routes of heat loss and the seven factors which increase a newborn's susceptibility to cold stress. The presentation ends with an overview of the APGAR score and its role in newborn assessment.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Assess and facilitate the first breaths of the newborn
  • Deal effectively with an infant that has expelled meconium
  • Use the proper techniques to measure neonatal pulse and respiration
  • Implement actions to maintain the infant's body temperature
  • Describe factors that increase the infant's susceptibility to cold stress
  • Evaluate and provide infants with an Apgar score at 1 and 5 minutes after birth
  • Use appropriate methods to evaluate the infant's cord vessels
  • Properly administer Vitamin K prophylaxis.

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Assessment of the Newborn: The Head to Toe Assessment

Product code: 78811B        

Series Overview:

Newborns have unique anatomy and physiologic characteristics that need to be assessed at birth. Nurses with limited or no experience in the obstetrical environment need to be made aware of these unique characteristics in order to perform a competent evaluation of a newborn's health.

This series provides nurses with the information they need and demonstrates the skills necessary, to perform a comprehensive assessment of the newborn child.

The programs in this series are:

  • Assessment of the Newborn: The First 10 Minutes
  • Assessment of the Newborn: The Head to Toe Assessment
  • Assessment of the Newborn: Cardiopulmonary Assessment and Cardiac Anomalies
  • Assessment of the Newborn: Physical Anomalies and Neurologic Issues
  • Assessment of the Newborn: Gestational Age and Newborn Reflexes

This series is designated for a total of 5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Overview:

This program looks at the complete head to toe assessment of the newborn. It begins with a discussion of vital signs and continues with presentation of issues related to eye care. Weighing and measuring are examined including presentations of "normal" values. As the assessment continues, the trunk, umbilical cord, skin, extremities, genitalia and anus are discussed. The program concludes with a presentation of issues related to newborn screening such as phenylketonuria (PKU).

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Measure the newborn's body temperature
  • Perform appropriate eye prophylaxis
  • Accurately measure the infant's weight, length and circumference of the head, chest and abdomen
  • Assess the infant's trunk and extremities for symmetry
  • Examine the skin for intactness, quality, turgor and color
  • Assess the infant's spine and extremities, including fingers and toes
  • Examine the newborn's genitals and anus and identify any abnormalities
  • Screen the infant for specific disorders, including hearing loss and phenylketonuria (PKU)
  • Understand the procedure required to test for PKU

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Beginning Pediatric Nursing: Adolescents

Product code: 78781DR    Copyright © 2014
    


Overview:In a healthcare setting, teens are just teetering between childhood need for parental support and the wish for complete independence. Their bodies undergo tremendous transitioning through puberty into the adult stage. It is critical for nurses and other healthcare professionals to understand the concepts of normal growth and development during this period so that they can answer questions and deliver age-appropriate care to their patients.

Objectives:
After watching this program viewers should be able to:

  • Describe characteristic traits of adolescents
  • Describe some recommended forms of care appropriate to adolescents
  • Describe working with families of adolescents of other cultures
  • Describe some techniques of non-traumatic care for adolescents

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Beginning Pediatric Nursing: Neonates, Infants and Toddlers

Product code: 78781AR    Copyright © 2014
    

Overview:

Caring for pediatric patients can be intimidating. Their bodies function differently, they have different thought processes, and they are not able to clear communicate their needs or problems. This is particularly true for the earliest years of childhood during which a great number of changes happen rapidly. Therefore, it is critical for nurses and other healthcare professionals to understand the concepts of normal growth and development so that they can deliver age-appropriate care to their patients.

Objectives:

After watching this program viewers should be able to:

  • Describe characteristic traits of neonates, infants and toddlers
  • Describe some recommended forms of care appropriate to neonates, infants and toddlers
  • Describe working with families of neonates, infants and toddlers of other cultures
  • Describe some techniques of non-traumatic care for neonates, infants and toddlers

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Beginning Pediatric Nursing: Preschoolers

Product code: 78781BR    Copyright © 2014
    

Overview:
Preschool age children live lives of budding independence and exploration of the world beyond the immediate family, rapid cognitive growth, and continued physical growth. Caring for pediatric patients can be intimidating. Their bodies function differently, they have different thought processes, and they are not always able to clearly communicate their needs or problems. Therefore, it is critical for nurses and other healthcare professionals to understand the concepts of normal growth and development so that they can deliver age-appropriate care to their patients.

Objectives:
After watching this program viewers should be able to:

  • Describe characteristic traits of preschoolers
  • Describe some recommended forms of care appropriate to preschoolers
  • Describe working with families of preschoolers of other cultures
  • Describe some techniques of non-traumatic care for preschoolers

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Beginning Pediatric Nursing: School-age Children

Product code: 78781CR    Copyright © 2014
    

Overview:
During the school-age years, from age 6 through the onset of puberty, the child is becoming increasingly independent and interacting with others outside the family. He is also starting to develop self-confidence and challenge his own abilities. By the school age years, children are better able to communicate their needs and problems, but they should not be treated as simply small adults. Their bodies still function differently and they have different thought processes. Therefore, it is critical for nurses and other healthcare professionals to understand the concepts of normal growth and development so that they can deliver age-appropriate care to their patients.

Objectives:
After watching this program viewers should be able to:

  • Describe characteristic traits of school-age children
  • Describe some recommended forms of care appropriate to school-age children
  • Describe working with families of school-age children of other cultures
  • Describe some techniques of non-traumatic care for school-age children

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Child Abuse: Introduction and Neglect

Product code: 78868A    Copyright © 2015
    


Overview:
Child abuse has been described as a silent epidemic, which strikes infants, youngsters, and teens without prejudice. These victims come from all socioeconomic groups, races, and religions. This first of three programs will discuss the broad concepts of child abuse, including its prevalence in the United States and the characteristics of families and children who are at risk for its occurrence. It will also focus on the most common form of abuse, neglect.

Objectives:
After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define child abuse
  • List four types of child abuse
  • Identify four characteristics typical of child abusers
  • Define neglect
  • List five categories of neglect
  • Describe signs of neglect in children at various ages

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Child Abuse: Physical and Psychological Abuse

Product code: 78868B    Copyright © 2015
    


Overview:
Child abuse has been described as a silent epidemic, which strikes infants, youngsters, and teens without prejudice. These victims come from all socioeconomic groups, races, and religions. This second of three programs will focus on two types of maltreatment: physical and psychological abuse.

Objectives:
After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define physical and psychological abuse.
  • List characteristics of children at risk for physical abuse.
  • Describe characteristics of parents who are physically and/or psychologically abusive.
  • Identify signs of physical abuse and how they can occur in different areas of the body.
  • Identify behaviors in both children and caretakers that indicate that abuse may have taken place.
  • List seven signs in the child that may indicate psychological abuse has or is occurring.

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Child Abuse: Sexual Abuse

Product code: 78868C    Copyright © 2015
    


Overview:
Healthcare professionals have to deal with all types of patients and situations that are difficult. Yet one of the most disturbing things they have to encounter is the abuse of an innocent child. This is especially challenging when they have to interview the parent or caregiver they believe is responsible for the maltreatment. This program provides an overview of the issue of child abuse in the United States as well as detailed information on identifying various types and signs of sexual abuse, the responsibilities healthcare providers have when caring for victims, and the reporting of maltreatment.

Objectives:
After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of perpetrators and victims of sexual abuse.
  • Describe types of sexual abuse and the phases of sexual abuse.
  • Identify the signs of sexual abuse.
  • Describe professional responsibilities relating to sexual abuse.
  • Describe the duty and responsibilities of professionals in reporting abuse.

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Equipment for Technology-Assisted Children

Product code: 78785        

Overview:

This module provides a general overview of the medical equipment and systems commonly utilized in the care of a technology assisted pediatric patient. This course provides information on equipment such as ventilators, oxygen, apnea monitors, nebulizers, humidifiers, pulse oximeters, resuscitation equipment and other equipment and supplies commonly used in the care of technology assisted children. The video covers equipment function, use, setup, problem solving and proper orientation.

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Gastrostomy Care for Technology-Assisted Children

Product code: 78786        

Overview:

This course is designed to provide a basic knowledge of the different types of pediatric enteral feeding tubes, pathophysiology and rationale of gastrostomy and jejunostomy, assessment techniques, site care, feeding techniques, G-tube replacement, suctioning, use of equipment, troubleshooting issues, emergency preparedness and identifying issues warranting physician notification.

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Home Aerosolized Medication for Children

Product code: 78790        

Overview:

From reactive airway disease, to asthma, to cystic fibrosis, many infants and children require home aerosolized medications via a home nebulizer. Currently, more than 5 million children alone in the US have Asthma. We have developed an education tool to help you build a quality home nebulizer program.

Objectives:

Topics include:
  • Overview of Aerosolized Medication Delivery Techniques
  • Treatment Methods & Related Equipment
  • Medication Preparation and Administration
  • Nebulizer Equipment Setup & Operation
  • Using a Peak Flow Meter
  • Respiratory Assessment Overview
  • Safety Precautions and Infection Control
  • Documentation
  • Patient/Family Training

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Hospital to Home: Transitioning Technology-Assisted Children

Product code: 78791        

Overview:

This course is designed to provide a basic knowledge of the issues in successfully transitioning technology assisted children from hospital to home. This course video covers appropriate transition techniques including caregiver instruction, working with the primary care physician, preparing the home environment, emergency preparedness procedures and the critical nature of maintaining good communications with all persons involved in the transition.

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Infant Home Apnea Monitoring

Product code: 78789        

Overview:

Many infants and children are at risk for apnea and bradicardia, especially those born prematurely or infants that have a family history of SIDS. In addition, there are a large number of chronically ill children that require the use of an apnea monitor.

Objectives:

Topics Include:
  • Overview of Apnea, Bradycardia and Related Conditions
  • Terms, Definitions and Pathophysiology
  • Diagnostic Procedures (Pneumograms, etc.)
  • Equipment Setup, Operation and Lead Placement
  • Patient Assessment
  • Apnea Management
  • Apnea Monitor Documentation
  • Patient/Family Education and Training

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Medicating Children: Preventing Errors

Product code: 78621VA        

Series Overview:

Every day, 1 in 5 children under 18 years of age receives medication for an acute pathology. When mediations taken for chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes and ADHD — as well as over-the counter medications — are taken into consideration, the total number of children who are taking medications in the United States is staggering. Administering medication to children is a unique challenge requiring specialized knowledge and skills. The nurse must consider each child's age, background and level of physical and psychosocial development, and the administration process must be tailored to meet these particular needs. In addition, children are particularly vulnerable to medication errors.

The two-part "Medicating Children" series demonstrates the safest, gentlest and least intrusive methods of administering pediatric medications to children of varying ages. It includes clear guidelines for the preventions of errors, appropriate precautions and instruction on the precise administration of otic, ophthalmic, nasal, oral and rectal medications.

Overview:

Due to their small size and other physiological differences, children are particularly vulnerable to medication errors. This program focuses on strategies to prevent errors when administering medications to pediatric patients and review the “rights of medication administration” as they relate to pediatric patients.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe factors that can lead to medication errors
  • Identify tools that can be used to prevent medication errors with pediatric patients
  • Describe the six "rights" of pediatric drug administration
  • Explain the nurse's role in the administration of children's medications

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Medicating Children: Techniques for Medication Administration

Product code: 78621VB        

Series Overview:

Every day, 1 in 5 children under 18 years of age receives medication for an acute pathology. When mediations taken for chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes and ADHD — as well as over-the counter medications — are taken into consideration, the total number of children who are taking medications in the United States is staggering. Administering medication to children is a unique challenge requiring specialized knowledge and skills. The nurse must consider each child's age, background and level of physical and psychosocial development, and the administration process must be tailored to meet these particular needs. In addition, children are particularly vulnerable to medication errors.

The two-part "Medicating Children" series demonstrates the safest, gentlest and least intrusive methods of administering pediatric medications to children of varying ages. It includes clear guidelines for the preventions of errors, appropriate precautions and instruction on the precise administration of otic, ophthalmic, nasal, oral and rectal medications.

Overview:

This program demonstrates and describes the safest, gentlest and least intrusive methods of administering pediatric medications to children of varying ages including instruction on the precise administration of otic, ophthalmic, nasal, oral, rectal and injectable medications.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Demonstrate appropriate strategies for administering medication to children of different developmental levels
  • Explain the nurse's role in the administration of children's medications
  • Describe how to administer oral, otic, ophthalmic, rectal, nasal and injectable medications to children
  • Select suitable injection sites for medication

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Neonatal / Newborn Home Assessment

Product code: 78782        

Overview:

Mothers and newborns are increasingly being discharged from the hospital within 24 to 48 hours after delivery. Consequently, an increasing amount of home nursing follow up is required to help the family adjust and to identify potential problems.

Objectives:

Topics Include:

  • Overview of Newborn assessment
  • Indications and Purpose for Follow up
  • Most Commonly Identified Problems
  • Comprehensive Demonstration of Infant Physical Assessment
  • Thorough Home Safety Assessment
  • Appropriate Documentation
  • Family Education Including Breastfeeding

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Parents of Hospitalized Children

Product code: PD0203        

Overview:

Every day in the United States, thousands of children are taken to hospitals for medical intervention. Some are assessed and treated in the Emergency Department while others need admission for more definitive care. In either case, the ordeal is stressful for both the child and his family.

Because there is a huge focus on meeting the physical and emotional needs of the youngster, the stressors the parents are experiencing can often be overlooked. This can lead to their display of frustration and hostility toward the staff, which should be recognized as an expression of their fears, guilt and feelings of helplessness in an unfamiliar environment. Healthcare professionals can help the family through the hospitalization by identifying and understanding the parents' feelings and providing them with appropriate support and encouragement. This, in turn, can lead to a more trusting relationship as well as better patient outcomes.

This module has been designed to give nurses an insight into the feelings parents have when their child is admitted to the hospital for care and how these emotions can impact both the recovery of the patient as well as the relationship between the family and staff. In addition, strategies that healthcare professionals can use to provide support for the parents' usual coping mechanisms are presented so that the experience can be a more positive one for everyone.

Objectives:

At the completion of this activity the participant will be able to:
  • Explain family-centered care.
  • List the needs of parents during their child's hospitalization.
  • Discuss how parents' anxiety can impact the patient.
  • State feelings a parent may feel when his or her child is admitted to the hospital and identify the reasons these emotions occur.
  • Describe strategies parents can use to cope with their child's hospitalization.
  • Identify interventions healthcare professionals can use to support parents during their child's admission.
  • Identify measures to reduce parental anxiety to bring about a more positive affect on the child, family and staff.

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Pediatric Neuro Assessment

Product code: PD0204        

Overview:

A neurologic assessment evaluates a person's mental status, cranial nerves, reflexes, muscle strength and movement, coordination and balance and sensory responses to various stimuli. It needs to be performed in a precise, organized fashion in order to differentiate between normal and abnormal findings.

Adult patients are usually cooperative for this examination, following the nurse's request to move in a certain way or to answer her questions. When the patient is a child, however, the process becomes much more challenging, as his level of development will impact the entire diagnostic process.

First, the nurse has to deal with the youngster's response to the testing situation in general as he may have stranger anxiety or negative feelings about being in a healthcare setting. This can not only make the exam more problematic to conduct, but it can also skew the results. In addition, age makes some assessments difficult, if not impossible, to complete because the child may not have the cognitive or physical ability to take an active part in the evaluation. Therefore, it is necessary for the nurse to use keen observational skills to determine if the child's response falls within normal limits. Finally, the expected results for several components of the assessment, such as reflex reactions, are dependent on the patient's physical maturity; therefore, the nurse must have a good knowledge base of pediatric growth and development.

This module has been created not only to present the components of a basic pediatric neurologic assessment, but to also provide techniques for staff to use when working with their young patients to ensure an accurate evaluation.

Objectives:

At the completion of this activity the participant will be able to:
  • Discuss developmental issues that can arise when performing a neurologic evaluation on a child.
  • Explain how the nurse can decrease the anxiety of a child undergoing a neurologic examination.
  • List questions that should be asked when taking a neurologic history.
  • Describe in detail how to assess the following on a pediatric patient:
    • Mental status
    • Cranial nerves
    • Reflexes
    • Muscle strength and movement
    • Cerebellar function
    • Sensory responses Identify normal neonatal and infant reflexes.
  • Identify normal neonatal and infant reflexes.

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Pediatric Pain Management: Assessing Pediatric Pain

Product code: M263BR    Copyright © 2017
    

Series Overview:

The experience of pain is at the same time universal yet unique to every individual. It is a multifaceted subjective experience, so it can be challenging to assess and manage. This is especially true in the pediatric patient population, some of who are not yet verbal. Yet pediatric pain that is not adequately addressed can be detrimental to physical, emotional and academic development. It is critical that healthcare providers be able to evaluate pain in children and provide the means to alleviate it.

This series provides nurses and other healthcare professionals with an understanding of pediatric pain and provides an overview of the assessment and treatment techniques used to alleviate it.

Overview:

No pediatric patient should have to endure pain.  But the discomfort many children feel because of injury, illness, or medical intervention may be missed because of inadequate assessment techniques.  It is critical that healthcare providers be able to evaluate pain in children and provide the means to alleviate it.

The Pediatric Pain Management series has been updated with a new look and feel.  This program is designed to give nurses the ability to assess pain in pediatric patients of all ages and abilities.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe an evidence-based assessment of pediatric pain
  • Take a pain history
  • Explain the use of regular pain evaluations using objective criteria and/or standardized scales
  • Describe the use of the PQRST mnemonic and other standard methods to assess the child's pain
  • Use both non-verbal and self-reporting tools to measure a child's pain
  • Describe physiologic signs of pediatric pain
  • Utilize behavioral observation scales to assess pediatric pain

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Pediatric Pain Management: Treating Pediatric Pain

Product code: M263CR    Copyright © 2017
    

Series Overview:

The experience of pain is at the same time universal yet unique to every individual. It is a multifaceted subjective experience, so it can be challenging to assess and manage. This is especially true in the pediatric patient population, some of who are not yet verbal. Yet pediatric pain that is not adequately addressed can be detrimental to physical, emotional and academic development. It is critical that healthcare providers be able to evaluate pain in children and provide the means to alleviate it.

This series provides nurses and other healthcare professionals with an understanding of pediatric pain and provides an overview of the assessment and treatment techniques used to alleviate it.

Overview:

Pediatric pain can be difficult to manage for many healthcare providers, which can lead to undertreatment. There is a common misconception that children experience pain in the same way as adults, but this has been challenged. Nonetheless, the pain must be understood in order for it to be treated or alleviated in any way. Healthcare providers must do all that they can to help pediatric patients describe the pain, so that it can be effectively treated.

 The Pediatric Pain Management series has been updated with a new look and feel. This program provides healthcare personnel with the necessary techniques to utilize when treating pediatric pain, as well as working with children to explain it.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the different types of non-pharmacological pain treatments
  • Recommend pharmacological pain treatments best for pediatric patients of all ages
  • Define cognitive, behavioral, and physical interventions as non-pharmacological therapies for pain
  • Explain the three-step analgesic ladder for the management of cancer pain
  • Identify techniques to manage different types of pain

 

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Pediatric Pain Management: Understanding Pediatric Pain

Product code: M263AR    Copyright © 2017
    

Series Overview:

The experience of pain is at the same time universal yet unique to every individual. It is a multifaceted subjective experience, so it can be challenging to assess and manage. This is especially true in the pediatric patient population, some of who are not yet verbal. Yet pediatric pain that is not adequately addressed can be detrimental to physical, emotional and academic development. It is critical that healthcare providers be able to evaluate pain in children and provide the means to alleviate it.

This series provides nurses and other healthcare professionals with an understanding of pediatric pain and provides an overview of the assessment and treatment techniques used to alleviate it.

Overview:

Pain in childhood that is not adequately addressed can be detrimental to physical, emotional and academic development.  It is critical that healthcare providers be able to evaluate pain in children and provide the means to alleviate it.

The Pediatric Pain Management series has been updated with a new look and feel.  This program provides nurses and other healthcare professionals with an overview of pediatric pain.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Define types of pain
  • Identify the main misconceptions about pain among pediatric patients
  • Differentiate between acute, chronic and procedural pain
  • Distinguish between nociceptive pain and neuropathic pain
  • Explain the different ways in which children understand, process and express pain

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Pediatric Physical Assessment Part 1

Product code: 78865A        


Series Overview:
Performing a physical assessment on a child can be a challenge and requires healthcare professionals to not only have a solid knowledge-base of the normal growth and development patterns of children, but to also have effective approaches for assessing children of various ages. This series will focus on the technical skills used to perform a head-to-toe well-child evaluation, as well as how to approach and minimize the stress of the youngster during the process.

Overview:
An essential part of preventive pediatric medicine is a complete and thorough physical assessment. Pediatric Physical Assessment Part 1 covers the evaluation of external body functions, including assessing physical growth and observing general appearance of the whole person.

Objectives:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Explain the issues to consider when performing a physical examination of a child
  • Perform the necessary steps to acquire and record the patient’s health history
  • Identify key area to assess the pediatric patient’s general appearance
  • Describe the elements necessary to accurately assess the pediatric patient’s growth

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Pediatric Physical Assessment Part 2

Product code: 78865B        


Series Overview:
Performing a physical assessment on a child can be a challenge and requires healthcare professionals to not only have a solid knowledge-base of the normal growth and development patterns of children, but to also have effective approaches for assessing children of various ages. This series will focus on the technical skills used to perform a head-to-toe well-child evaluation, as well as how to approach and minimize the stress of the youngster during the process.

Overview:
An essential part of preventive pediatric medicine is a complete and thorough physical assessment. Pediatric Physical Assessment Part 2 covers the examination of internal body functions, including the chest and lungs, heart, abdomen, musculoskeletal system and neurological system. The course presents a systematic, step-by step process for performing a complete internal physical exam on a preschool-age child.

Objectives:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Perform an internal exam using the four basic techniques of a physical assessment
  • Assess the health of the skin
  • Assess the health of the eyes, ears, nose and mouth
  • Evaluate the thorax, chest and lungs
  • Assess the function and health of the heart
  • Evaluate the abdomen
  • Determine abnormalities of the musculoskeletal system
  • Perform a complete neurological assessment

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Pediatric Procedure Preparation

Product code: PD0201        

Overview:

Invasive medical procedures can have a profound effect on pediatric patients. Without proper preparation, children may have negative experiences that may impact not only their psychological well-being during and immediately after the event, but for years to come. This may be particularly evident as they interact with healthcare professionals. This module will explore various techniques used to present procedural information to youngsters (categorized as infants, toddlers, pre-school, school-age and adolescent) and their families. It will also discuss various distraction techniques and coping mechanisms that can be utilized by the healthcare provider to decrease anxiety and stress during the intervention.

This module has been designed to provide information to caregivers about the benefits of pediatric procedural preparation as well describe techniques used for children in various stages of development. It also promotes the concept of family-centered care and offers ways in which parents can be taught to coach their children during interventions to reduce anxiety, foster well-being and comfort and expedite the recovery process.

Objectives:

At the completion of this activity the participant will be able to:
  • Explain why procedure preparation for children is so valuable. List the goals of procedure preparation.
  • Discuss how procedure preparation fits in with the concept of family-centered care.
  • Outline the assessment process that should take place before preparation begins.
  • Describe in detail the components of procedure preparation.
  • Identify factors related to the patient's level of development which can impact procedure preparation.
  • State why procedure preparation must be individualized.

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Respiratory Distress in the Pediatric Patient: Anatomy, Physiology, and Breath Sounds

Product code: M269A        

Series Overview:

Respiratory pathologies are one of the major problems affecting the health and well being of children. These issues can be due to infection, allergy, trauma, or congenital anomalies. Whatever the cause, if distress is not promptly identified and treated, respiratory failure and even cardiopulmonary arrest can follow. Nurses and other healthcare providers need to understand anatomic and physiologic factors unique to pediatric patients that put them at risk for developing respiratory distress, signs of distress, and potential nursing interventions.

Overview:

The immature respiratory system is very different from that of an adult. Respiratory pathologies are one of the major problems affecting the health and well being of children. These issues can be due to infection, allergy, trauma, or congenital anomalies. Whatever the cause, if distress is not promptly identified and treated, respiratory failure and even cardiopulmonary arrest can follow.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the differences between an immature respiratory system and an adult's
  • Identify normal pediatric breath sounds
  • Identify adventitious pediatric breath sounds and their possible causes

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Respiratory Distress in the Pediatric Patient: Assessment and Intervention

Product code: M269B        

Series Overview:

Respiratory pathologies are one of the major problems affecting the health and well being of children. These issues can be due to infection, allergy, trauma, or congenital anomalies. Whatever the cause, if distress is not promptly identified and treated, respiratory failure and even cardiopulmonary arrest can follow. Nurses and other healthcare providers need to understand anatomic and physiologic factors unique to pediatric patients that put them at risk for developing respiratory distress, signs of distress, and potential nursing interventions.

Overview:

Respiratory pathologies due to infection, allergy, trauma, or congenital anomalies are one of the major problems affecting the health and well being of children. Signs of distress must be recognized and assessed promptly. If distress is not promptly identified and interventions begun, respiratory failure and even cardiopulmonary arrest can follow.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • List important signs of pediatric respiratory distress
  • List the components of a pediatric respiratory assessment
  • Identify the differences in signs between mild respiratory distress and moderate to acute respiratory distress
  • Identify red flags that can indicate acute pediatric distress

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Responding to Suspected Child Abuse

Product code: PD0202        

Overview:

Child abuse is one of the great tragedies of our time. In the United States alone, the number of young victims is staggering. Over 5.8 million children are neglected and/or physically, sexually or psychologically abused every year. Almost 1,800 of them will die, with 75% of the fatalities occurring in those under 4 years of age.

Most children will survive. The lucky ones will have intact egos and become productive members of society, but most of these tortured individuals will grow up to be flawed adults who suffer from mental illness, uncontrolled behaviors and substance abuse. Many will engage in criminal activity. Almost all of them, when they become parents themselves, will abuse their children.

This module has been created to provide nurses with the tools to identify children and families at risk for abusive situations as well as recognize the physical and psychosocial signs of youngsters who have been maltreated. Techniques for communicating with families are included as well as tips on how to accurately document interactions between the parents, child and staff.

At the completion of this activity the participant will be able to:

  • State the incidence and prevalence of child abuse in the United States.
  • List characteristics that are common to children who are abused.
  • Identify factors which may lead parents or caretakers to neglect or abuse children.
  • Compare and contrast the five types of child neglect.
  • Compare and contrast the effects neglect has on infants and toddlers, pre-schoolers and school age youngsters.
  • Recognize types of non-accidental injuries that occur in children.
  • Explain the five stages of sexual abuse.
  • Compare and contrast the physical and behavioral effects of intentional injury on a child.
  • Describe how to approach an adult suspected of abusing a child.
  • Identify the elements that must be included in the documentation of an encounter in which abuse is suspected

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The NICU Experience: Going Home

Product code: 78851        

Overview:

The NICU can be a stressful and frightening experience, abruptly altering traditional events and changing long anticipated plans. When babies arrive early or with complications, parents need to plan for the unexpected before taking the baby home. This program will provide the necessary information to help smooth the transition from the NICU to home.

This program provides information on the following topics:
  • Car seat safety
  • Bathing an infant
  • Infant choking
  • SIDS prevention
  • Checking hearing
  • Social and emotional development
  • Parent care
  • Hand hygiene
  • Signs and symptoms of illness
  • CPR
  • Tummy time
  • Checking vision

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The Nurse's Role: Technology-Assisted Children

Product code: 78784        

Overview:

This course is designed to provide a basic knowledge the nurse's role in caring for technology assisted children including a clear understanding of the child's medical condition, pathophysiology, equipment in use, potential problems and remediations that are essential in giving appropriate nursing care to the child. This course video also covers appropriate management techniques in the home and the community setting, the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach, and the value of maintaining a professional relationship with all persons involved in the care of the child.

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Tracheostomy Care for Technology-Assisted Children

Product code: 78788        

Overview:

This module is designed to provide a basic knowledge of pediatric tracheostomy care, to include pathophysiology, patient respiratory assessment, suctioning techniques, stoma care trach and trach tie changing, use and cleaning of equipment, red flag issues, emergency measures, patient family education and appropriate documentation.

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Ventilator Care for Vent-Dependent Children

Product code: 78787        

Overview:

This module is designed to provide a basic knowledge of mechanical ventilation in a pediatric patient including terms, ventilation systems, pathophysiology of ventilation, patient assessment, what to look for, trouble shooting issues, cleaning and maintenance of equipment, emergency procedures, patient/family education and appropriate documentation.

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