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ObjectivesAt the completion of this refresher course the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the basic principles of growth and development from infancy through adolescence.
  2. Utilize the nursing process as a framework for the management of care for children and their families.
  3. Discuss the clinical manifestations and pathophysiology of the more common acute, chronic and life threatening conditions affecting children and their families.
  4. Describe the nursing management of a child with the more common acute, chronic and life threatening conditions.
  5. Incorporate the principles of providing family centered care.


Video – “Pediatric Growth & Development”

**Please start the Video above and open the PowerPoint presentation to follow along. Below you will find more reference information also covered in the video.

Pediatric Growth and DevelopmentPower Point
Psychosocial Personality Development-Freud Cognitive Developmet -Piaget Moral Development -Kohlberg Psychosocial Development -Erikson



*Please start the Video for each topic and open the acompanying PowerPoint presentation below to follow along.

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Alterations_in_Cerebral_FunctionPower Point Alterations_in_Respiratory_FunctionPower Point Alterations_in_GI_GU_Endo_and_AnemiaPower Point Musculoskeletal_and_Neuromuscular_DysfunctionPower Point
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Alterations_in_CardiacPower Point Recognizing_and_Reporting_of_Child_AbusePower Point Sudden Infant Death Syndrome SIDSPower Point Nursing Care of the Child with CancerPower Point
Critical Thinking Exercises 1 *Please print the Critical Thinking Excersise1, answer the questions to the best of your knowledge and then look over the RESPONSE.
Critical Thinking Exercises 2 *Please print the Critical Thinking Excersise2, answer the questions to the best of your knowledge and then look over the RESPONSE.
Refresher Course TEST *Please print the refresher course test and return it to the office with your answers.



Bowden, V.& Greenberg. C. (2003). Pediatric procedures: Clinical guidelines for the care of children and their families . Philadelphia: Lippincott/Williams-Wilkins.

Bowden, V.,Dickey, S., & Greenberg, C. (1998). Children and their families: The continuum of care . Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.

Green, M.(2000). Bright futures: Guidelines for health supervision of infants, children in maternal and child health and adolescents. National Center for Education in Maternal Child Health: Arlington, VA.

Hogan, M. A. and White, J. (2003). Child health nursing: Reviews and rationales. Prentice Hall: Saddle River, NJ

Muscari, M. (2001). Lippincott’s review series: Pediatric nursing (3rd ed.) Lippincott: Philadelphia.

Wong, D. (1999). Whaley& Wong’s nursing care of infants and children (6th ed.) Mosby: St Louis.