with pediatrics you need to know normal child growth and development patterns. this is important when assessing children because you need to observe any difference in the behaviors they are exhibiting because children, in general, can't tell you what is wrong with them like an adult can.
this is a link to an older pediatric admission assessment sheet. what i think is valuable about it, is the very last page (it's 5 pages long). it includes a good assessment of the patient by age appropriate behavior for a child. http://www.hospitalsoup.com/public/p...assessment.pdf
i'm also giving you some other links on how to study for nursing tests. in case you haven't figured it all out yet, the application questions you get on tests require you to put a number of elements together in order to apply the question of priority to them. it requires knowledge of normal anatomy and physiology, the knowledge of many disease processes, standard treatments that will be ordered by the doctor, normal dosages of medications, the nursing process, appropriate nursing interventions and priorities.
- study skills for the nursing student from daytona beach community college nursing department with some good advice.
- test taking skills also from daytona beach community college nursing department. a couple of sample questions and how to choose the correct answer for these application type questions.
- this is a website maintained by the nursing students at lane community college in eugene, oregon. for study and learning tips specific to nursing students click on "tips for learning" at the left side of this home page.
- right way to study?
- question of the week. every monday a question from the online nclex-rn examination course from ncsbn and it's answer is posted here on this page.