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Pediatric Nursing - Flashcards

The Level Up RN Pediatric Nursing Flashcards were designed to help both nursing students and nurses learn and retain key information about caring for pediatric patients. The flashcards are both a clear, complete study tool and a helpful reference for practicing RNs, PNs, and other medical professionals. These flashcards will help you learn:

  • Principles of Pediatric Nursing
  • Normal Growth and Development
  • Alterations in Health

Our flashcards provide the key information you need to know to pass your class exams, ATI or HESI exams, and the NCLEX. Our flashcards contain just the core information you need to know, without all the fluff. We also incorporate memory tools and tricks to make learning fun and effective. This helps you:

  • Focus on the most important information.
  • Save time and effort when studying.
  • Retain the information more effectively.

What's included?

  • Two hundred seventeen (217) 3” x 5” content flashcards. Each card is durable, with a glossy front and a matte back for easy note-taking.
  • Index of key topics
  • Section dividers
  • Level Up RN Learning System
  • Beautiful, durable storage box
  • Helpful, silly hints marked with a Cool Chicken icon

Edition 3 of Level Up RN's Pediatric Nursing Flashcards takes our proven flashcards and adds even more. Now in a durable box with room for your fingers, section dividers, and the Level Up RN Learning System, the most important information you need is easier to use than ever. A few small items have changed in this edition. Serum lead lab values were updated to be consistent with CDC recommendations, information about “drug holidays” for ADHD medications was added, and some outdated terminology was replaced.

PRINCIPLES OF PEDIATRIC NURSING

This section lays the groundwork for being able to assess and care for pediatric patients. Topics in this section include:

  • Families: Types of Families, Family Theories, Types of Parenting.
  • Theories of Cognitive and Psychosocial Development.
  • Child Safety: Car Seats, Injury Prevention (e.g., drowning, burns, poisoning, choking).
  • Child Abuse: Types of Abuse, Risk Factors, Signs of Abuse, Reporting Requirements.
  • Key Components of a Pediatric Assessment.
  • Expected Pediatric Vital Signs
  • Pediatric Pain Scales.
  • Vaccinations: Pediatric Schedules, Contraindications, and Administration.
  • Informed Consent and Assent.
  • Safe Medication Administration.
  • Hospitalization of Children, Concept of Illness/Death by Age.

NORMAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

This section provides expected assessment findings for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school age children, and adolescents. Each age range includes expected findings for:

  • Physical Growth and Development (e.g., height/weight, head circumference, fontanelles, dentition, reflexes, gross and fine motor skills).
  • Cognitive Development (e.g., language, normal behaviors).
  • Psychosocial Development (e.g., age appropriate play).
  • Parental Guidance is also provided for each age range, and includes important teaching for: nutrition, sleep safety, dental health, vaccinations, and more.

ALTERATIONS IN HEALTH

This section provides information on the most important health disorders that affect pediatric patients, broken into 10 body systems. Information provided for each disorder includes: a definition of the disorder, brief pathophysiology, risk factors, signs/symptoms, diagnostics/labs, treatment, nursing care, and family teaching. Specific disorders contained in the flashcards are below:

  • Respiratory: Otitis Externa, Otitis Media, Acute Streptococcal Pharyngitis (Strep Throat), Tonsillitis, Epiglottitis, Acute Laryngotracheobronchitis, Bronchiolitis (RSV), Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Influenza, Pneumonia, Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Apnea of Prematurity, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD), Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS), Respiratory Distress/Failure, Brief Resolved Unexplained Event (BRUE) or Apparent Life Threatening Event (ALTE), Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
  • Cardiovascular: Congenital Heart Defects, Heart Failure, Hypoxemia, Infective Endocarditis, Rheumatic Fever, Kawasaki Disease, Iron-Deficient Anemia, Sickle Cell Anemia, Thalassemia, Hemophilia, Epistaxis.
  • Nervous: Conjunctivitis, Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), Visual Impairments, Hearing Impairments, Seizures, Head Injury, Meningitis, Reye’s Syndrome, Lead Poisoning, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Trisomy 21 (Down’s Syndrome), Fragile X, Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy, ADHD, Autism.
  • Musculoskeletal: Positional Plagiocephaly, Scoliosis, Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip, Legg-Calve Perthes, Clubfoot, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Rickets, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Osteomyelitis, Fractures.
  • Endocrine: Precocious Puberty, Growth Hormone Deficiency, Growth Hormone Excess, Diabetes Insipidus (DI), Syndrome of Inappropriate ADH (SIADH), Diabetes Mellitus, Pheochromocytoma.
  • Gastrointestinal: Cleft Lip/Palate, Esophageal Atresia & Tracheoesophageal Fistula, Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER), Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis, Meckel’s Diverticulum, Intussusception, Short Bowel Syndrome, Celiac Disease, Omphalocele/Gastroschisis, Appendicitis, Hirschsprung’s Disease, Failure to Thrive (FTT), Colic, Acute Infectious Diarrhea, Enterobiasis (Pinworm).
  • Renal: Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Glomerulonephritis (AGN), Acute Kidney Injury, Chronic Renal Failure, Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Exstrophy of the Bladder, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Hypospadias and Epispadias.
  • Reproductive: Gynecomastia, Ambiguous Genitalia, Cryptorchidism, Testicular Torsion, Epididymitis, Varicocele, Phimosis.
  • Immune: Chickenpox (Varicella), Fifth’s Disease, Roseola, Measles (Rubeola), Rubella (German Measles), Mumps (Paramyxovirus), Hand Foot and Mouth Disease, Mononucleosis, Retinoblastoma, Neuroblastoma, Wilm’s Tumor, Testicular Cancer, Osteosarcoma, Leukemia, Lymphoma.
  • Integumentary: Mongolian Spots, Cradle Cap, Thrush/Candidiasis, Impetigo, Acne, Diaper Dermatitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Dermatophytosis, Bites & Stings, Scabies, Lice, Lyme Disease, Burns.
For more detail, check out the searchable, interactive index of Pediatric Nursing Topics.

Which Nursing Exams Do These Flashcards Help With?

  • NCLEX
  • ATI and HESI exams
  • Nursing class exams

Who will level up their learning using These Flashcards?

  • Nursing Students
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
  • Registered Nurses (RNs)
  • Patient Care Assistants (PCAs)
  • Nutrition Services

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