Child Assessment And Teaching Plan

783 WordsDec 14, 20154 Pages
The purpose of this well-child assessment and teaching plan was to examine the overall physical, psychological and intellectual health of an infant and her family. P.Z. is a 4 months and 28 day old Caucasian female. She lives in a suburb northeast of Milwaukee, WI. She lives with her mother, father, and her three year-old sisters. They have a very appropriate family dynamic and this reflects P.Z.’s suitable growth and development. The interview took place at a church nursery and P.Z. and her mother were present. P.Z. Overall P.Z. is developmentally appropriate for her age. Throughout the interview with P.Z.’s mother, there were many things that the family was doing to facilitate health and wellness for P.Z. and only a few things that…show more content…
309). P.Z. is 25 inches long at 5 months of age so she is a little higher than average height but still falls in the 50th percentile. Head circumference is also an important measurement when it comes to infants. Head growth is also vigorous at this time due to brain development. In the first six months of life, head circumference increases by approximately 1 and one half centimeters per month with the average head circumference by six months being 17 inches (Wilson, 2013, pg. 309). P.Z. has a head circumference of 16.5 inches, which is exactly where she should be at her age. P.Z. has a healthy height, weight and head circumference but it is still important that she goes to her well-child appointments to make sure she stays on her growth curves. Physiologically, P.Z.’s vital signs were all within normal range with her pulse being 150 and respirations of 40. P.Z.’s mother describes her health as “good” and also states that she has had no serious illnesses or health issues. She states that P.Z. has 6-8 wet diapers a day and also has approximately two bowel movements per day. The mother had no concerns about P.Z.’s elimination. P.Z. had a little bit of cradle cap. According to Hockenberry, Baker, and Mondozzi (2013) cradle cap is common in infants and has to do with the scalp overproducing oil (pg.1035). at the interview but the mother stated that they started using a soft brush on her hair as well as a shampoo that is suppose to help with the
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