Child's Functional Health Patterns Assessment

3786 Words Dec 16th, 2012 16 Pages
Emily
September 23, 2012

Children’s Functional Health Pattern Assessment Functional Health Pattern Assessment (FHP) | Toddler Erickson’s Developmental Stage: Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt | Preschool-Aged Erickson’s Developmental Stage: Initiative vs. Guilt | School-Aged Erickson’s Developmental Stage: Industry vs. Inferiority | 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. | Toddlers are at a stage of imitation and will do as their parents do. This means that if they see parents taking care of themselves (exercise,
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| School-age children are more prone to junk food choices because of the media and peer influence on them. Obesity is a big problem with this age group because of this factor. School-age children can be picky eaters as well. When at school and away from their parent’s watchful eye they may make bad choices and not have a balanced diet. | Pattern of Elimination: 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 are transitioning between diapers and training pants and learning how to use the toilet. Toddlers are beginning to form bowel patterns because they are no longer able to go in their diaper whenever they please. | Preschool-age children should be fully potty trained. Preschool-age children should have established regular bowel patterns and require minimal assistance in the bathroom. | School-age children should have regular patterns of bowel and bladder. School-age children should be completely self-sufficient in the bathroom. | | If stress is placed on toddlers to ‘perform’ on the potty they may become fearful of potty training. Any life changing event can cause hardships on a potty changing toddler. Example: a new baby can cause the toddler stress and cause a disinterest in potty training. Rashes may develop due to inadequate wiping. | Encorpresis is a potential problem with
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