Pediatric Nursing

#1:  5 points Write a complete nursing care plan based off of this nursing diagnosis:  Deficient knowledge related to preparation for the hospitalization.  Your patient is a 4 year old boy.

#2:  5 points What is considered a fever in a child?  What medications would be used to control fever?  What non-medication interventions can be done to decrease fever?  Write out a script on parental education that you would tell a parent with a child with a fever.

#3:  6 points Fluid calculation needs in children are based on their weight.  Please figure out the following fluid requirements needed for 24 hours then amount you would infuse per hour.

a. 8 kg infant

b. 14 kg toddler

c.  21 kg child.

For each of these children, what is their weight in pounds?

#4  Here’s some dosage calculations (1 point for each)

a.  Doctor’s order: Give 125 mg of medication once a day.  Medication label says 1 tablet = 250 mg.  How many tablets should be administered daily?

b.  Doctor’s order:  Give Tetracycline syrup 150 mg po once daily.  Medication labels says Tetracycline syrup 50/mL.  How many mL should be administered per day?

c.  Doctor’s order: Meperidine 20 mg IM q4h prn for pain.  Child is rating pain 8/10 based off the FACES scale  Medication label states Meperdine 40 mg/ml.  How many mL would you give for one dose?

d.  Doctor’s order: Heparin 3,000 units subcutaneously now.  Medication label reals 5,000 units/mL. How many milliliters will be administered for this patient?