Caring for Children with Special Healthcare Needs and their by Linda L. Eddy

By Linda L. Eddy

Caring for Children with distinct Healthcare wishes and Their households: A guide for Healthcare Professionals offers a advisor for addressing the demanding situations of supplying optimum normal and regimen take care of the unique wishes population.  greater than simply taking good care of the sufferers, the textual content stresses the significance of taking care of their households as well.

The ebook starts with chapters on universal features of this inhabitants, together with actual or sensory disabilities and developmental and studying disabilities.  next chapters expound on extra particular themes concerning communique, mobility, emotional concerns, caliber of lifestyles, and end-of-life.

Caring for Children with designated Healthcare wishes and Their Families is a must have e-book for family members  and pediatric nurse practitioners, registered nurses, healthcare technicians, surgeon assistants and social prone execs who see those sufferers frequently as a part of their day-by-day sufferer load.Content:
Chapter 1 advent (pages 3–7): Linda L. Eddy
Chapter 2 universal actual or Sensory Disabilities (pages 9–55): Mary C. Sobralske
Chapter three universal Developmental/Learning Disabilities (pages 57–70): Linda L. Eddy
Chapter four taking good care of young children with Feeding and communique adjustments (pages 71–85): Lisa Lyons
Chapter five taking care of childrens with Mobility alterations (pages 87–96): Jeannine Roth
Chapter 6 taking good care of the kid with unique Social and Emotional wishes (pages 97–116): Sheela M. Choppala‐Nestor and Portia Riley
Chapter 7 criminal and Regulatory concerns (pages 117–132): Ginny Wacker Guido
Chapter eight Use of Theories to steer perform (pages 133–148): Linda L. Eddy
Chapter nine bettering caliber of existence for kids with detailed Healthcare wishes (pages 149–159): Linda L. Eddy
Chapter 10 impression on family members and lengthening relatives Well‐Being (pages 161–172): Linda L. Eddy
Chapter eleven Public health and wellbeing and college healthiness Nursing of kids with designated Healthcare wishes (pages 173–190): Phyllis Eide
Chapter 12 End‐of‐Life deal with youngsters with specified wishes and their households (pages 191–219): Janet A. Lohan
Chapter thirteen review, and improvement of an Interprofessional Plan of Care (pages 221–243): Nancy Lowry and Patricia Shaw

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Meningocele requires neurosurgery to correct the malformed meninges and close the opening in the vertebrae. Myelomeningocele also requires surgery within several hours to several days after birth. Performing the surgery early can help minimize the risk of infection that is associated with exposed nerves and may also help protect the spinal cord from additional trauma. Closure COMMON PHYSICAL OR SENSORY DISABILITIES Chapter 2 Common Physical or Sensory Disabilities COMMON PHYSICAL OR SENSORY DISABILITIES 26 Caring for Children with Special Healthcare Needs and Their Families of the dural defect often results in changes of the cerebral spinal fluid that results in insufficient drainage, thus causing hydrocephalus (National institute of Neurological Disorders).

As mentioned earlier in this chapter, primary healthcare should address the needs of each individual child. Appropriate referrals to specialized care and rehabilitation are of utmost importance for recovery and long-term outcomes. Posttraumatic seizures, which may require care by a pediatric neurologist, may respond to anticonvulsant medication. Anticonvulsants may be prescribed prophylactically for a period of time and then may be discontinued if chronic seizures do not develop. Cognitive dysfunction may require special education; school-based support; and referrals to physical, occupation, and speech therapy.

Home and school environmental safety precautions are important to prevent falls and injury. Wheelchair accessibility may be necessary. Car seats offer needed neck support, and wheelchair-accessible vans augment travel and independence (Battista, 2010). A special parking permit and home adaptations for wheelchairs can be handled by a social worker or nurse case manager. 33 Immunizations are vital, and there are no restrictions. Precautions should be taken in children receiving high doses of corticosteroids.

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