Children's Functional Health Pattern Essay

3603 Words Dec 5th, 2014 15 Pages
Children’s Functional Health Pattern Assessment Functional Health Pattern Assessment (FHP) | Toddler Erickson’s Developmental Stage: Autonomy vs. Shame/Doubt ( Jarvis, 2012) | Preschool-Aged Erickson’s Developmental Stage: Initiative vs. Guilt ( Jarvis, 2012) | School-Aged Erickson’s Developmental Stage: Industry vs. Inferiority. (Jarvis, 2012) | Pattern of Health Perception and Health Management: List two normal assessment findings that would be characteristic for each age group. List two potential problems that a nurse may discover in an assessment of each age group. | A toddler communicates on a basic level. When they feel bad they say they are sick. Health …show more content…
Preschoolers are at risk for infection if their immunizations are not up to date. | The school-age child may have poor hygiene and may show little interest in their appearance. School age children’s development exposes them to frequent illnesses and unintentional injuries. | Nutritional-Metabolic Pattern: List two normal assessment findings that would be characteristic for each age group. List two potential problems that a nurse may discover in an assessment of each age group. | Toddlers can feed themselves with their hands or with a spoon and can drink from a cup. Toddlers begin weaning from breastfeeding and bottles and transitioning to modified cups. Toddlers begin to eat finger foods. Toddlers may exhibit behaviors at meal time as a way to assert individual control. | The preschooler’s caregivers provide nutritious meals and snacks. As early childhood progresses, food preferences emerge and a parent may struggle with a “picky” eater. Preschoolers may be capable of simple food preparation tasks, such as washing fruits and vegetables and may enjoy helping prepare the family meals. | School-age children understand the difference between healthy and unhealthy foods. A sense of good nutrition is established and generally they will choose a well balanced when given the freedom to choose. An average of