Functional Health Pattern Assessment Essay

3491 Words Dec 11th, 2012 14 Pages
Children’s Functional Health Pattern Assessment Functional Health Pattern Assessment (FHP) | Toddler Erickson’s Developmental Stage: | Preschool-Aged Erickson’s Developmental Stage: | School-Aged Erickson’s Developmental Stage: | 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 have little if any understanding of health, but do perform or request to do activities such as brushing their teeth (Edelman & Mandle, p. 458, 2010). -Toddlers depend on their parents for health management (Edelman & Mandle, p. …show more content…
515, 2010). | | -Toileting pattern is not established with toddler (Edelman & Mandle, p. 461, 2010). -Parents trying to introduce toilet training to toddler before 18 months of age (Edelman & Mandle, p. 461, 2010). | -Child does not wash their hands after using the bathroom. -Child is punished or teased when they are unable to use the bathroom by themselves (Edelman & Mandle, p. 484, 2010). | -Child is teased for having problems with involuntary urination (Edelman & Mandle, p. 516, 2010). -Child frequently holds in their urine or stool when they have the urge to go. | Pattern of Activity and Exercise: 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 seen taking part in parallel play (Edelman & Mandle, p. 461, 2010). -Toddlers spend most of their time playing while they are awake (Edelman & Mandle, p. 461, 2010). | -Child is able to balance on one foot, run, and jump (Edelman & Mandle, p. 484, 2010). -Child often assumes adult role during play and uses a doll for the younger child (Edelman & Mandle, p. 484, 2010). | -Child is naturally active (Edelman & Mandle, p. 516, 2010). -Child frequently prefers interacting with peers rather than with family (Edelman & Mandle, p. 517, 2010). | | -Toddler not given any
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