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

By Linda L. Eddy

Caring for kids with detailed Healthcare wishes and Their households: A guide for Healthcare Professionals offers a advisor for addressing the demanding situations of supplying optimum basic and regimen take care of the precise 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 booklet starts off 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 subject matters concerning verbal exchange, mobility, emotional matters, caliber of lifestyles, and end-of-life.

Caring for kids with distinctive Healthcare wishes and Their Families is a must have publication for kinfolk  and pediatric nurse practitioners, registered nurses, healthcare technicians, health practitioner assistants and social companies execs who see those sufferers usually as a part of their day-by-day sufferer load.

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In the larger cities of the United States, special programs may be available to children with NTDs making it much easier for families to negotiate the healthcare system. The majority of nursing care will involve toileting issues. Bowel and bladder management is essential for the child with a NTD. Nurses need to be aware that children with NTDs often are allergic to rubber (latex) products. 1, items commonly found in healthcare facilities that may contain rubber products are cited by the New York State Department of Health (2012) and the Spina Bifida Association (2012) potentially causing harm to children with latex allergies.

It is important that families treat their children as regular family members and not focus all the attention on the child with NTDs (Lazzaretti & Pearson, 2010). Tr a n s i t i o n t o a d u l t h o o d The primary healthcare needs, independent living skills, vocational training, and socialization should be addressed in planning transition into adulthood (Lazzaretti & Pearson, 2010). In order for someone to live independently, a strong social support system is necessary. An independent adult must have the level of function and cognition to be able to live independently.

A neurologist (a physician who specializes in conditions of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves) and sometimes a neurosurgeon (a surgeon who specializes in operating on the brain and spinal cord) will be involved in the child’s treatment. Pediatric pulmonologists might be involved if the child’s respiratory capacity is impacted. Before contractures fully develop, neurologists will often prescribe muscle relaxants such as diazepam (Valium R ), dantrolene (Dantrium R ), and baclofen (Lioresal R ).

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