Childhood stress is a normal occurrence in today’s society. The stress that a child will go through can either be beneficial or extremely harmful towards them. “A certain amount of stress is normal and necessary for survival… The beneficial aspects of stress diminish when it is severe enough to overwhelm a child’s ability to
This essay will act as an overview of interventions for accidental drownings that occur all around the United States. According to an article published in the Bull World Health Organ, drowning is defined by the following: “[…] the process of experiencing respiratory impairment from submersion/immersion in liquid” (van Beeck, Brance, Szpilman, Modell, Bierens, 2005). Drowning has become a more prominent issue in the public health world and there are interventions put in place to help. J Epidemiol Community Health journal defines intervention as, “a set of actions with a coherent objective to bring about change or produce identifiable outcomes. These actions may include policy, regulatory initiatives, single strategy projects or multicomponent
Caretakers and clients shall not be permitted poolside without a staff member who is trained in CPR/First Aid. Families who arrive to their treatment session early must wait for their therapist before entering the poolside area.
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The concept of “Pediatric Adaptation to Hospitalization” has been a topic talked about since the early sixties, if not before. When a child is hospitalized they experience a wide variety of emotional stressors. Separation from family, stress, isolation, anxiety, depression, fear, unfamiliar surroundings, normal routine interruption, lack of understanding (“why do I feel this way”, “why is this happening to me”), pain, and continuous stranger interaction are a few of the feelings and emotions that children experience during hospitalization. Langford (1961) stated “This increased body of knowledge about the emotional effects of illness and hospitalization has been reflected in changes in the practices of many pediatric hospitals and services in order to lessen the psychological hazards to their child patients”. Although the topic has been discussed, a true definition has not been formulated.
According to Erik Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development, successful completion of each developmental stage results in a healthy personality and the acquisition of basic virtue. The individual experience the conflict at each stage of development and it is crucial to resolve the conflict in order to successfully move to the next stage. Respectively, developmental approach is the most commonly used method in pediatrics to address the psychosocial needs of hospitalized children (Ivey, 2006). This paper will closely examine all children who are admitted into Intensive Care Units (ICUs) in general without focusing on neither particular age group nor chronic illness. Furthermore, discuss children’s psychosocial adaption to ICU and the negative implications on their development in terms of physical health such as unstable attachment, isolation from families and friends. Furthermore, address strategies while working with children in the ICU to prevent any negative implications.
The consideration of a child’s stressors may assist in the assessment of the child’s coping skills as well as identifying any problems directly associated with a stressor. According to Perry et al. (2014), “Young children are especially vulnerable to stress because of their limited capacity to cope” (p. 961). With identifying stressors affecting the child’s life, interventions to promote effective coping skills can be implemented, which can help prevent stress from worsening. Especially with a ill and hospitalized child, many stressors can take a toll on the child and the family as well. Major stressors of hospitalization include separation, bodily injury, pain, and loss of control (Perry et al., 2014, p. 1109). With the identification of the stressors during each developmental stage, the nurse will successfully execute appropriate interventions to prevent and minimize the stress caused during hospitalization. Perry et al. (2014) states, “Children’s physical and emotional health and their cognitive and social functioning are strongly influenced by how well their families function” (p. 1052). Therefore, it is incredibly important to consider family-centered approach in this child’s plan of care. For example, a newborn has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. At the time of the diagnosis, it is important to recognize the family’s reaction and adjust interventions to
I am a managing director at Johnson Healthcare Management Consulting Firm, the premier provider for innovative solutions to performance enhancement and clinical transformation. This firm specializes in strategies for improving the health and well-being of mentally ill adults and children—with a primary focus on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Among the patient population seen at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts are pediatric patients in the Pediatric Associates office practice while across the campus are adult patients being seen in the Auburn Family Medicine Center (FMC). In both groups, providers have observed some patient disruption in the practice waiting areas. It appears that some parents are unable to manage the child’s behavior while in the waiting area, and some adult patients in the FMC have continued to be overly disruptive. Despite interventions by the office staff in both clinics, the problem continues and patient satisfaction starts to erode. These physician groups have solicited my assistance to determine the problem and provide recommendations to improve the efficiency of practice operations.
The emergency department is already at a disadvantage when it comes to patient satisfaction; it is commonly described as having long wait times, a practice hallway medicine, a loud and chaotic atmosphere, not to mention the patients who come in pain, anxious and are vulnerable. Patients wait to come back to a room, wait to be seen by a physician wait for laboratory tests to be drawn, wait for imaging tests to be done, wait for results to come back and wait to be admitted; which all leads to decreased patient satisfaction in the emergency department (Hall, E.
One of the main issues in today’s society is the usage of the emergency department. For many individuals, the emergency department is used as a day to day health care facility instead of the urgent care that it should be. But then again, what is the emergency department and how is it being used? It is a section in the hospital where patients come to be seen whether it is for critical and/or non-critical reasons.
A hospital is a daunting place and is often associated with pain, blood, illness and death. The uncertainty of what’s to come as well as being surrounded by unfamiliar faces and equipment can be a traumatizing experience for patients of any age. Now imagine being a child being in a place filled with strange sounds and serious conversations about things they don’t understand. Pediatric patients are faced with physical, emotional and psychosocial challenges that are consequences of being diagnosed with a chronic or acute illness. Long hospitalizations, treatments, and surgeries can leave a child feeling anxious, fearful and hopeless in an intimidating environment. Humor and distraction methods are a classified nursing intervention frequently used by pediatric nursing staff as well as large-scale hospitals, facilities and foundations. Research is being done to evaluate the responses and outcomes of using humor as a coping mechanism during the patients distressing time.
I am fascinated to know that Renown has a pediatric emergency room, while other hospitals in our area do not have this accommodation. This facilitates children’s visits at a faster rate and it’s nice to see that they are receiving extra attention because they are the future to our society. By having this, we can assure their healthiness at a higher level and would grant them the ability to have a long life and continue to innovate the world we live in. This is why the health industry is very important to continue resolving medical mysteries and accelerating our comprehension process on
Although many children suffer from the effects of childhood stress, just as many are able to seek help in many ways through social interaction and intrapersonal work through themselves. There are many organizations within the United States that is dedicated to offering support and other tools to help children relieve stress and to get out of the depression that it may cause. The “National Child Traumatic Stress
Aquatic therapy is a type of physical therapy that is done on water instead of land. Aquatic therapy can include water weights, exercises in the water, and water aerobics. Some programs will combine both land and water exercises, and others will be just aquatic exercises. Aquatic therapy takes the weight off people so people are not bearing all their body weight like they are on land which is called buoyancy.1 Aquatic therapy can be used for many different types of illness, diseases, syndromes, disorders, and musculoskeletal problems, including osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, low back pain, and multiple sclerosis.1
For each kid who dies from drowning, 5 required emergency department care. This nonfatal drowning injuries can cause long-term disability and severe brain damage.