Series Overview: Performing a physical assessment on a child can be a challenge and requires healthcare professionals to not only have a solid knowledge-base of the normal growth and development patterns of children, but to also have effective approaches for assessing children of various ages. This series will focus on the technical skills used to perform a head-to-toe well-child evaluation, as well as how to approach and minimize the stress of the youngster during the process.
Video Overview: An essential part of preventive pediatric medicine is a complete and thorough physical assessment. Pediatric Physical Assessment Part 1 covers the evaluation of external body functions, including assessing physical growth and observing general appearance of the whole person.
Objectives: After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
- Explain the issues to consider when performing a physical examination of a child.
- Perform the necessary steps to acquire and record the patient’s health history
- Identify key area to assess the pediatric patient’s general appearance
- Describe the elements necessary to accurately assess the pediatric patient’s growth