Nursing Question

Pediatric Data, Assessment, and Prioritization of Interventions

Module 08 ContentPurposeThe nursing student should be able to identify seizure activity, how to educate the family and or caregiver of the pediatric patient on what to do if a seizure occurs and what medications to administer, implement safety to prevent injury and treatment of fracture. Develop education to support discharge based on assessment of data.CompetencyPrioritize nursing interventions when caring for pediatric clients with health disorders.ScenarioA 5-year-old Gabriel is a multiracial male weighing 48 lbs with an allergy to penicillin arrives in the emergency room, no cultural considerations identified. You are handed the following notes on the patient that read:He arrived in ER with his mother after falling out of bed after jerking movement activity as witnessed by his older brother while sleeping. Right-upper extremity appears with deformity. Mother and child speak English. Child has no significant medical history. Mother reports incontinent of urine during episode.Your AssessmentVital Signs: T 102.9, P 135, R 24, BP 118/60, O2 sat 100% RAGeneral Appearance: appears drowsy; face flushed, quietNeuro: oriented X3Cardiovascular: unremarkableRespiratory: lungs clearIntegumentary: very warm, dryGI/GU: abdomen normalPhysician OrdersComplete Blood Count (CBC)
Complete Metabolic Panel (CMP)
Urinalysis with culture and sensitivity (U/A C