Hey guys i am currently in advanced health assessment and even though im in a pediatric np tract the class is geared towards adult H &P's because we have the ANP and FNP students in our class too. So i have a question are ROS done on pediatric patients? I was looking through my notes and it said they typically weren't done on peds patients. I have a simulation coming up in that i independently do a H&P for an episodic visit and it can be anything and any age from 0-21. I just wanted to make sure.
The whole semester we did H&P for adults which sucks for me because i got use to asking adult type questions and this is my last class before clinical.
Jun 27, '13
You definitely do a ROS for peds. In addition to the general questions you also tailor it to whatever conditions you know the patient has (or that you suspect he might have). Many times a pt (or parent) will not realize that a certain symptom is important and won't mention it unless you ask about it.
ETA: I think it's a good thing you're taking general assessment first. that way if you ever decide to go back for another specialty you wont' have to repeat courses. My program was very peds specific and we only did peds patho, peds assessment and peds pharm. If I ever want to get an adult certification I'd need to repeat those classes. We actually were informed by the last semester that the requirements had changed and we needed to take a general patho class in addition to the peds patho. Some of my classmates were NOT happy campers.
Last edit by JeanettePNP on Jun 27, '13