How to study milestones of development in unborn and pediatrics?

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I am looking for suggestions, charts, mnemonics and/or ideas on how to keep straight what happens when in both fetal growth and development as well as child growth and development. I fear the test questions that will ask at what gestational age will heart beat be heard in the fetus? Or What is the appropriate type of play for a 12 month old? There are so many times specific things to keep track of that I just get overwhelmed? Please help!!!!!:bugeyes:

motyandproudofit

motyandproudofit

102 Posts

Thanks for the link.

Anybody have ideas for how to keep it all straight?

ZanatuBelmont

ZanatuBelmont

Specializes in Rehabilitation; LTC; Med-Surg. 278 Posts

Thanks for the link.

Anybody have ideas for how to keep it all straight?

I'm in Pedi and OB right now and I just made a 93 on my first Pedi test. I have found that relating ages to something familiar to yourself helps. For instance, this works for me:

12-16mo - I think of 12-16 years and pictured "preindependence" of a teenager. They are learning to do things on their own, imitating what other people do, and starting to walk (a teenager is learning to make own choices).

16-18mo - I think of 16-18 years and pictured "perception" phase a teenager goes through. They are learning to think for themselves, walk independtly and becomes curious. A teenager in this age bracket is expressing thought via clothing, moving closer to independence with self and becomes curious about careers.

24mo - I think of a 24-year-old and pictured "independence." They are thinking for themselves, running full speed ahead and expressing various thoughts.

Hope that helps, just an example of how I associate things. I'm 21, so my teen years were almost literally yesterday, hence my connection of the age in months to age in years. Do what works for you.

And, of course, some of it you'll just have to flat out remember. Although there ARE shortcuts, a state board question won't ask you at what age did you buy a phone, lol.

Bortaz, MSN, RN

Specializes in CDI Supervisor; Formerly NICU. Has 13 years experience. 1 Article; 2,628 Posts

The mistake I made in pedi was thinking of my grandchildren when considering a developmental age in children. BAD idea, as my babies were advanced and I kept getting the ages wrong on exams.

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