The course incorporates the nursing concepts of health patterns applied to the child with normal and alterations in health. Emphasis is on the needs of the child from one month to adolescence. This course is designed to assist students in developing expertise and in-depth understanding in the field of Paediatric Nursing. It will help students to appreciate the child as a holistic individual and develop skills to function as neonatal and paediatric nurse specialists. It will further enable the student to function as an educator, manager and researcher in the field of Paediatric nursing.
Upon successful completion of this course, candidates will be able to:
Apply the concepts of growth and development in providing care to paediatric clients and their families.
Appreciate the child as a holistic individual.
Perform physical, development, and nutritional assessment of paediatric clients.
Apply nursing process in providing nursing care to children
Integrate the concept of family-centred paediatric nursing care with related areas such as genetic disorders, congenital malformations and long term illness.
Recognize and manage emergencies in neonates.
Describe various recent technologies and treatment modalities in the management of high-risk children.
Appreciate the legal and ethical issues pertaining to paediatric.