Professional Nursing Skills

Pediatric Denver II Assessment Assignment

Complete Denver II assessment on a child between the ages of 0-6. Fill out the worksheet and document finding. Take the child’s height, weight, head circumference (if under 3 years of age), and vital signs. Write 250-500 words summarizing your assessment findings and the observations you were able to make. Remember to maintain HIPPA standards when discussing your client. Write an additional 250 words including evidence-based practice education for the parents/guardians based on what you noted. Discuss TWO interventions/ recommendations for the child to improve on. These interventions/recommendations should be from TWO separate categories (social, language, cognitive, physical). This could include education on how to catch the child up to their age range or what to expect in the coming year and how to help their child learn.

Here are some slides explaining how to complete a Denver II assessment:

Topic Emerging: Limited or Growing achievement Competence: Adequate/basic achievement Proficiency: Clear/Effective achievement Mastery: Advanced or exceeds achievement
Anthropometric Measurements and Vital signs Does not include anthropometric measurements or does not include vital signs: 1 point Only documents one anthropometric measurement or only documents two vital signs: 3 points Documents two of the three anthropometric measurements and/or only documents three vital signs: 5 points Documents all three anthropometric measurements and vital signs for the child: 7 points
Denver II Assessment

Worksheet

Denver II assessment worksheet is not completed or not submitted: 3 points Denver II assessment partially completed and filled out. Very difficult to read student’s findings: 8 points Denver II assessment completed on a child between the ages of 0-6. Worksheet mostly filled out or difficult to read. Findings not documented well: 12 points Completed Denver II on a child between the ages of 0-6. Worksheet filled out and documentation on findings: 15 points
Summary of Assessment findings Less than 100 words. Assessment findings minimally summarized: 3 points 100-150 words. Assessment findings partially summarized and/or difficult to understand: 6 points 175-225 words. Most assessment findings summarized and in a logical order: 10 points 250- 500 words. Assessment finding well summarized and easy to follow: 13 points
Interventions/

recommendations

Less than 100 words.

One category used for interventions/ recommendations With no Evidence-based practice research OR intervention does not match assessment findings: 3 points

100-150 words.

One category used for interventions/ recommendations With Evidence-based practice research: 7 points

175-225 words.

Two separate categories used for interventions/ recommendations With no Evidence-based practice research for each intervention/ recommendation OR interventions do not match assessment findings: 11 points

250-500 words. Two separate categories used for interventions/ recommendations With Evidence-based practice research for each intervention/ recommendation: 14 points
APA Citations do not follow APA Style. Quotations, paraphrases, and summaries are not cited, or there is no attempt to cite them using APA style: 0 points Errors in APA citations are noticeable and may detract from the ability to locate the original source (for example, no title provided, year of publication is missing, no punctuation): 1 point Errors in APA citations are less noticeable and do not detract from the ability to locate the original source (for example, a missing or misused comma or period, missing parentheses, author name not properly abbreviated, indentation is misaligned): 2 points APA citations are free of style and formatting errors: 3 points