How old of a patient can we start assessing patient's orientation to person, date & place?
My classmate & I have taken care of a 4-year-old who knew her name but did not know her birthday, so we had to ask her dad to identify her. Sometimes, children or even adults, would forget the dates when they're hospitalized, and some people might feel like they've lost time. My clinical instructor said that we could ask them about the month, or any holiday that's coming up.
So from what age can we start assessing a patient's orientation, and from what age should we expect patient to be able to identify their name, month or date, and place (hospital) on his/her own?