Caring for Children with Special Healthcare Needs and Their by Linda L. Eddy

By Linda L. Eddy

Caring for kids with unique Healthcare wishes and Their households: A instruction manual for Healthcare Professionals offers a advisor for addressing the demanding situations of delivering optimum basic and regimen take care of the designated wishes population.  greater than simply taking good care of the sufferers, the textual content stresses the significance of taking care of their households as well.

The ebook starts with chapters on universal features of this inhabitants, together with actual or sensory disabilities and developmental and studying disabilities.  next chapters expound on extra particular themes on the topic of communique, mobility, emotional matters, caliber of existence, and end-of-life.

Caring for kids with particular Healthcare wishes and Their Families is a must have e-book for family members  and pediatric nurse practitioners, registered nurses, healthcare technicians, medical professional assistants and social providers pros who see those sufferers frequently as a part of their day-by-day sufferer load.

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No single gene has been identified to cause it, but scientists do know it is autosomal recessive. Risk factors include metabolic conditions such as diabetes and phenylketonuria; maternal infections such as COMMON PHYSICAL OR SENSORY DISABILITIES Chapter 2 Common Physical or Sensory Disabilities COMMON PHYSICAL OR SENSORY DISABILITIES 24 Caring for Children with Special Healthcare Needs and Their Families cytomegalovirus and rubella; exposure to teratogens such as anticonvulsant drugs; obesity; hyperthermia; and nutritional deficiencies, particularly folate deficiency (Mayo Clinic, 2011).

It is difficult to answer this question, as that will depend on the factors leading to the CP and whether those factors can be eliminated in future childbearing experiences. Tr a n s i t i o n t o a d u l t h o o d Transition occurs throughout the life span for every individual but particularly difficult is the transition from adolescent to adult, especially for those with special needs in general and CP in particular. Transitioning children from pediatric to adult services is an ongoing challenge.

Presentation may include muscle weakness, lack of coordination, progressive crippling, muscle and tendon contractures, and loss of mobility. Duchenne’s MD usually presents by the age of 3 to 6 years. The child may experience frequent falls; demonstrate a clumsy gait; develop large calf muscles (called pseudohypertrophy); or have difficulty climbing stairs, getting up from a reclined or sitting position, or arising from the floor (a positive neurological sign called the Gower test). Other signs and symptoms include weakness in the foreleg muscles, difficulty running and jumping, development of a waddling gait, and sometimes experiencing cognitive deficits and cardiac problems.

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