Being a nurse is a huge responsibility, and that obligation is only magnified when, as a nurse, you are working with children. Children are very delicate and are not able to bounce back from serious issues like older patients are. As a nurse, you are crucial in ensuring that the pediatric patients you see are on track in their growth and development. A lot of parents aren’t really sure about where their children should be at and need anticipatory guidance and other teaching so that they are aware when their children may be in danger. Nurses are extremely important in assessing children’s developmental level because if they do not, that child may be hindered for life. At Penn State’s Early Learning Center I had the ability to watch a …show more content…
Physically, this child is very on target, if not ahead of his target developmental stage. Socially and emotionally, a two year old child should be doing things like copying others, especially adults, getting excited around other children, showing increasing independence, and some defiant behavior, they should also be playing alongside other children and playing some chase type games (CDC, 2014). This child enjoyed watching and helping his teachers more than playing with other children, and he always wanted an adult’s attention while playing. This boy also didn’t want any one but one specific caregiver helping him with a task such as putting on his snow gear. Judging by these three actions, it seems as though he gets a lot of attention and may have a problem being away from his parents, or becoming independent. This child was the typical two year old who didn’t like sharing, and always was always showing off. Cognitively this boy presented to me as very smart. According to the CDC a two year old child should be playing simple make believe games, sorting shapes and colors, building towers with four or more blocks, and completing sentences or rhymes in familiar books (CDC, 2014). This boy was doing most of these things. He was singing along while the teacher told nursery rhymes. He was playing make believe with being a doctor and giving his shark puppet a shot when he was sick from the food
Patients have needs unrelated to their illness or injury. Having spent my entire career in pediatrics, often my focus is on developmental needs and what activities can be provided that support normal development. Some needs, however, seem to be universal. The need for play, learning, and social contact are not restricted to children. Meeting the emotional and psychosocial needs of the patient without compromising the physical needs demanded by the illness or injury is occasionally a delicate balancing act, and is where the art of nursing meets the science of nursing. By collaborating with our patients and families and respecting their values, a plan can be reached that both supports their needs and involves them in their own care.
The preschool years which are the ages between 2 ½ years to five years old is an exciting time for children. It is during this time that they use all of the development learned during the infant and toddler stage to actively explore and engage in school. Preschoolers learn how to make their own choices, develop socially, and explore their environments. Parents and caregivers still play an important role in helping children during this time take initiative and explore their environments. Adult’s behaviors, attitudes, and styles of thinking contribute to preschooler’s
His attention span ha doesn't develop all the way yet because he didn’t last long at anything he was playing with. He was acting like a two year old where everything is his so he took over what the other children had without asking. With the social and emotional he was doing a lot of side by side play and not playing as interacting with the other children. He had fun playing by his self, but beside someone. He was using his physical motor skills, climbing up the climber just not making a good choice the way he was climbing. He was using fine motor to hold on to the toy and climb at the same time. He was using his hand and eye coordination to do the activities at he was playing with like the cars and poring the toys out the box. He had great motor skills moving along the classroom and picking where he wanted to go on. The language skills I really could not pick up on because he was not verbal just playing. Look like he was lacking in the language I heard another child being vocal asking the teacher what she was holding a conversation. He was helping his self to whatever he wanted didn’t need know help just playing and watching his friends. When he was parallel play, he was following the other child was doing. Typical Develop: The typical development that I noticed with Nick was the parallel play with the other children and not playing together. For 24 months the children “Enjoy being next to children of the same age and shows interest in playing with them, perhaps giving a toy to another child.” (Groark, McCarthy, &Kirk, 2014) Also with his language he did not do much talking just playing and the teacher should have talk to him more. He should have been talking to the other children but since he is at the parallel play he would be talking with just playing. I saw things I need and typical kids doing every day trying new things and things
Social and Emotional Development: Developing sense of own identity and wanting to do things for their selves, demanding of adults attention and being jealous of adults attention being shred, reluctant to share play things, acts impulsively, requiring needs to be met instantly, prone to burst of emotion tantrums, enjoys playing with adults or older child who will give attention, beginning to play with others of own age for short periods of time.
This objective will affect my future nursing practice because conducting physical head to toe assessments and obtaining vital signs is a different process when working with paediatric patients rather than adults. It is crucial to note any changes that I can catch throughout my assessments, and vital signs since paediatric patients might not be able to communicate with me if they feel any changes in their health. By understanding the anatomy and physiology, the developmental stages of children, and obtaining accurate vital signs and assessments, it will increase my knowledge, skill, ad judgment to successfully complete and distinguish any abnormities and changes during my assessments. Also, knowing the developmental stages and distraction therapy method techniques can help me provide thorough examinations and find ways to help my patients cope if they are feeling anxious and scared.
Children at two years – They are very much showing their individuality at this age. They know what they want to do touch and hold. They can now move confidently and are enjoying walking and being able to pick things up and play with them. They are keen to do things for themselves and often get frustrated when they can’t. Their frustration can lead to temper tantrums and emotional outbursts. They also get emotional in other words they will smile laugh and squeal with enjoyment. They will notice other children and enjoy being near them even if they don’t actively play together. Favourite
The Child Study data I have gathered comes from the observation I have completed at Mission Bell Elementary School. Mission Bell Elementary School is a local school in Riverside. In the P.M preschool class there are 24 students, one teacher, and one assistant. The child I decided to observe is names Zoe. Zoe is 4 years and 10 months old. I immediately was drawn to Zoe because she had such a big personality, was very social, and smart. I am glad that I choose to observe Zoe because she was able to make my observation process smooth and easy. While observing her I had to pay close attention to her biosocial development, motor skills, cognitive skills, communication skills,
Begin playing with other children. Start to wait for their own needs to be met. May have tantrums and become easily frustrated. May dislike adult attention being shown to other children. Finds sharing difficult.
Obiel Macedo, a one year and seven month old infant accomplished many tasks on the developmental checklist. I went to his house, his mother and baby sister were present while I was with him. We sat down and I handed the infant a small container filled with different size blocks. Immediately he grabbed the container, poured out the blocks and began to build a tower quickly. Once he was done creating the tower of blocks, a few seconds later he knocked it down vigorously and started all over again. Then, I handed him a red crayon and a blank sheet of paper, but instead of writing on the paper he went up to the wall and scribbles spontaneously.
They must always maintain privacy and confidentiality in a nurse/child relationship. They should also differentiate between normal and abnormal physical findings and serve a child advocate. Nurses must also participate in activities to help manage the child’s pain and analyze any situations to anticipate pathophysiological problems and detect any changes in the status. Pediatric nurses may also administer medication while using an age- appropriate guidelines and determine the child’s needs related to pain management. One of the last general tasks is, that a nurse must evaluate a child for signs and symptoms of abuse and provide as much supportive care as possible to dying children.
I always knew I want to work with pediatric population. During my clinical rotations, I always requested to work with pediatric patients if available. Unfortunately, my nursing instructor who understood this passion and extracurricular activities passed away shortly before graduation. However, that adds to motivation to help continue to help children and their communities. In the first month of clinical rotation at Seattle Children’s, there was a patient’s family who was getting frustrated. After
This paper is going to describe the behavioral and cognitive traits that can be inferred from that behavior of a two year old child that I observed in the park as she was playing with her mother. The child that I observed is a girl, has blonde hair and is physically well-developed for her age. She is around two, weighs approximately twenty (20) pounds and is about two (2) feet tall.
I begin observing Faith Sanchez a six-year-old, who is in the first grade at Emerson Elementary School on November 7, 2017 over the course of three days. The observation took place at the child’s home, where we had access to the materials needed for the different set of skills that I would be conducting during the observational period. The reason for observing Faith was to see if her Physical, Cognitive and Psychosocial domains are developing at the average range for a school age child or if she was showing signs of atypical development.
My child 's name is Jude Alexander and he is a male. As a baby he is cautious around new people and situations, but warms up fairly quickly to friendly people. In kindergarten Jude Alexander seemed to have made one or two friends and usually played cooperatively and was sometimes reluctant to join in new activities with unfamiliar children. He performed below average on tests of vocabulary, and the ability to retell a story. He had a real knack for the art projects, and really got interested in the pre-math activities involving working with blocks and geometric shapes. In first through fifth grade he worked cooperatively in groups, usually respects the rights and property of others, and usually demonstrates appropriate peer social interaction. He demonstrates strength in art, all areas of reading, and in spelling and appropriate for the grade level in writing. He needs additional help in the areas of speaking and listening and in the content knowledge of social studies, science and music. He was average in mathematical problem solving, understanding of data, number concepts, graphical applications, and arithmetic computation. In the seventh grade, he consistently contributes to cooperative group activities and respects the rights and possessions of others, and shows age-appropriate social interaction with peers. He demonstrates strength in art, reading, spelling and writing. He was average in math and science, and needs additional
The nurse constantly have to be aware of the families’ presence and needs, in addition to the child’s. Unlike adult med surge floors where family members come and go, many parents of children are there 24/7. The nurses cannot simply go on autopilot with their cares, they have to take time to explain to the family what they are doing and why. They must take time to assess the family’s needs, their understanding of treatments, medications, and so forth. The children are dependent upon their guardians after discharge so it is important the nurse is aware of the parents learning, and comfortability with meeting the child’s needs that may change. Each time the nurse enters the room, he or she has to be aware of how fragile children can be and how quickly their conditions can change.. Safety checks for example are completed every hour, they check the bed to make sure it is at a safe level, make sure the children have kept on their arm bands, and assess the environment for any possible safety hazards. Unlike adult medical surgical floors were you may peak your head in every so often to check in, these nurses go in each hour. Children can be curious, and adventurous, leading to them getting hurt. You do not have to worry so much about a left set of scissors in