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Study Guide to Accompany Advanced Pediatric Assessment: A Case Study and Certification Exam Review

by Ellen Chiocca Springer Publishing Company
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This companion study guide to Advanced Pediatric Assessment, Second Edition incorporates case studies, certification-style review questions, and anatomic labeling exercises to enhance and reinforce the specialized learning experience of nurse practitioner students. This study guide is the only one to focus specifically on the assessment of infants and children. Its chapters align with corresponding textbook chapters to facilitate exam success and mastery of skills required to expertly conduct the pediatric history and physical examination.

Case studies reflecting real-life practice scenarios and certification-style review questions help students to excel on the exam not only through mastery of the content but also by creating familiarity with the test blueprint. Exercises feature numbered anatomic sketches on which students label anatomy parts. These exercises help PNP and FNP students foster the critical thinking and in-depth knowledge they will need for their expanded scope of practice as advance practice nurses. Chapters follow a standardized format that includes overview, learning outcomes, essential terminology, and critical thinking exercises in two formats-short answer and case study. The chapters also present certification exam-style multiple-choice questions and answers, and blank sample documentation to show examples of subjective and objective findings that are necessary to record.

Key Features:

Serves as a valuable companion resource for the second edition of Advanced Pediatric Assessment

Reinforces critical thinking information required for the Pediatric and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exams

Mimics the exam format with case studies and certification-style review questions

Includes anatomic labeling exercises and key terminology

Provides basis for class discussion with case studies

Study Guide to Accompany Advanced Pediatric Assessment, Second Edition A Case Study and Critical Thinking Review Acknowledgements -Reviewers -Preface Unit One-The Foundations of Child Health Assessment Chapter 1-Child Health Assessment: An Overview Chapter 2- Assessment of Child Development and Behavior Chapter 3- Communicating with Children and Families Chapter 4- Cultural Assessment of Children and Families Chapter 5-Assessment of the Family Unit Two-The Pediatric History and Physical Examination Section 1: Gathering Subjective Data Chapter 6- Obtaining the Pediatric Health History Chapter 7- Assessing Safety and Injury Risk in Children Section 2: Gathering Objective Data Chapter 8- The Pediatric Physical Examination Chapter 9-The Health Supervision Visit: Wellness Examinations in Children Chapter 10- Assessment of Nutritional Status Chapter 11-Assessment of the Neonate Chapter 12- Assessment of the Integumentary System Chapter 13-Assessment of the Head, Neck, and Regional Lymphatics Chapter 14-Assessment of the Ears Chapter 15- Assessment of the Eyes Chapter 16-Assessment of the Face, Nose, and Oral Cavity Chapter 17- Assessment of the Thorax, Lungs, and Regional Lymphatics Chapter 18- Assessment of the Cardiovascular System Chapter 19-Assessment of the Abdomen and Regional Lymphatics Chapter 20- Assessment of the Reproductive System Chapter 21- Assessment of the Musculoskeletal System Chapter 22- Assessment of the Neurological System Unit Three: Assessment of Child Mental Health and Welfare Chapter 23- Assessment of Mental Disorders in Children and Adolescents Chapter 24- Assessment of Child Abuse and Neglect Unit Four: Synthesizing the Components of the Pediatric Health Assessment Chapter 25-The Complete History and Physical Examination: From Start to Finish

Ellen M. Chiocca, RNC, MSN, CPNP, is Assistant Professor of Child Health Nursing, Nurse Practitioner Program, Loyola University, Chicago, IL. She teaches courses in Advanced Child Health Assessment, Advanced Practice Nursing Theory and Practicum in Child/Family Health Promotion, Acute and Chronic Health Problems in Children, and Primary Health Care of Children and their Families. She has also served as Coordinator and Course Director of this program. Ms. Chiocca works concurrently as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at the Heartland Alliance/Heartland Health Outreach in Chicago, which serves the needs of underprivileged children and adolescents. She has authored numerous journal articles on a variety of clinical pediatric health concerns, and has published many parent health education brochures on a number of key topics in child health.