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Purpose
The nursing student should be able to identify seizure activity, how to educate the family and or caregiver of the pediatric patient on what to do if a seizure occurs and what medications to administer, implement safety to prevent injury and treatment of fracture. Develop education to support discharge based on assessment of data.
Competency
Prioritize nursing interventions when caring for pediatric clients with health disorders.
Scenario
A 5-year-old Gabriel is a multiracial male weighing 48 lbs with an allergy to penicillin arrives in the emergency room, no cultural considerations identified. You are handed the following notes on the patient that read:
He arrived in ER with his mother after falling out of bed after jerking movement activity as witnessed by his older brother while sleeping. Right-upper extremity appears with deformity. Mother and child speak English. Child has no significant medical history. Mother reports incontinent of urine during episode.
Your Assessment
Vital Signs: T 102.9, P 135, R 24, BP 118/60, O2 sat 100% RA
General Appearance: appears drowsy; face flushed, quiet
Neuro: oriented X3
Cardiovascular: unremarkable
Respiratory: lungs clear
Integumentary: very warm, dry
GI/GU: abdomen normal
Physician Orders

Complete Blood Count (CBC)
Complete Metabolic Panel (CMP)
Urinalysis with culture and sensitivity (U/A C&S)
Blood Cultures x 2
X-rays kidneys,
Influenza screening
Acetaminophen 15 mg/kg PO now
Ibuprofen 10 mg/kg PO now
Pad side rails
Suction at bedside with seizure precautions
Radiographs of right arm
Cast to right arm
Start PO fluids and increase as tolerated

The physician discharges Gabriel from ER to home with a diagnosis of; Right ear infection, Acute Febrile Seizure and fracture of the right ulna.
Discharge orders include:

Follow up with pediatrician in 7 days
Follow up with pediatric orthopedics in 7-10 days
Cefuroxime 30mg/kg PO BID for 10 days not to exceed 1,000mg daily. What is the recommended dosage if cefuroxime is supplied as an oral suspension 125mg/5ml or 250mg/5ml?
Acetaminophen 15 mg/kg PO Q4 hours PRN fever or pain and ibuprofen 10 mg/kg PO Q6 hours PRN fever and pain for up to 3 days
Acetaminophen is available as 160 mg/5 mL. Ibuprofen is available as 100 mg/ 5 mL.
What is the amount of acetaminophen in mg and ml per dose? What is the amount of ibuprofen in mg and ml per dose?

Instructions
Develop a discharge plan with three goals listed in order of priority, prior to discharge from current orders. Provide rationale for why you listed the goals in a particular order. Also, list three nursing interventions to meet each of the goals (you should have nine interventions in total). Last, give the mother the exact dosage she will need to give the child for acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and the cefuroxime when she gets home and explain why the exact dosage is important.
Format

Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.)
Logical, original and insightful
Professional organization, style, and mechanics in APA format
Submit document through Grammarly to correct errors before submission

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Purpose
The nursing student should be able to identify seizure activity, how to educate the family and or caregiver of the pediatric patient on what to do if a seizure occurs and what medications to administer, implement safety to prevent injury and treatment of fracture. Develop education to support discharge based on assessment of data.
Competency
Prioritize nursing interventions when caring for pediatric clients with health disorders.
Scenario
A 5-year-old Gabriel is a multiracial male weighing 48 lbs with an allergy to penicillin arrives in the emergency room, no cultural considerations identified. You are handed the following notes on the patient that read:
He arrived in ER with his mother after falling out of bed after jerking movement activity as witnessed by his older brother while sleeping. Right-upper extremity appears with deformity. Mother and child speak English. Child has no significant medical history. Mother reports incontinent of urine during episode.
Your Assessment
Vital Signs: T 102.9, P 135, R 24, BP 118/60, O2 sat 100% RA
General Appearance: appears drowsy; face flushed, quiet
Neuro: oriented X3
Cardiovascular: unremarkable
Respiratory: lungs clear
Integumentary: very warm, dry
GI/GU: abdomen normal
Physician Orders

Complete Blood Count (CBC)
Complete Metabolic Panel (CMP)
Urinalysis with culture and sensitivity (U/A C&S)
Blood Cultures x 2
X-rays kidneys,
Influenza screening
Acetaminophen 15 mg/kg PO now
Ibuprofen 10 mg/kg PO now
Pad side rails
Suction at bedside with seizure precautions
Radiographs of right arm
Cast to right arm
Start PO fluids and increase as tolerated

The physician discharges Gabriel from ER to home with a diagnosis of; Right ear infection, Acute Febrile Seizure and fracture of the right ulna.
Discharge orders include:

Follow up with pediatrician in 7 days
Follow up with pediatric orthopedics in 7-10 days
Cefuroxime 30mg/kg PO BID for 10 days not to exceed 1,000mg daily. What is the recommended dosage if cefuroxime is supplied as an oral suspension 125mg/5ml or 250mg/5ml?
Acetaminophen 15 mg/kg PO Q4 hours PRN fever or pain and ibuprofen 10 mg/kg PO Q6 hours PRN fever and pain for up to 3 days
Acetaminophen is available as 160 mg/5 mL. Ibuprofen is available as 100 mg/ 5 mL.
What is the amount of acetaminophen in mg and ml per dose? What is the amount of ibuprofen in mg and ml per dose?

Instructions
Develop a discharge plan with three goals listed in order of priority, prior to discharge from current orders. Provide rationale for why you listed the goals in a particular order. Also, list three nursing interventions to meet each of the goals (you should have nine interventions in total). Last, give the mother the exact dosage she will need to give the child for acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and the cefuroxime when she gets home and explain why the exact dosage is important.
Format

Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.)
Logical, original and insightful
Professional organization, style, and mechanics in APA format
Submit document through Grammarly to correct errors before submission

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Title of Paper

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COURSE#: Course Title
Professor’s Name
Assignment Due Date

PDA and Prioritization of Interventions: Discharge Plan

Goals -List in order of priority

1.
2.
3.

Rationale: Why did you list the goals in this order? (200 – 300 words, use full sentences)

Nursing Interventions

· Goal 1:

· Intervention 1:
· Intervention 2:
· Intervention 3:
· Goal 2:

· Intervention 1:
· Intervention 2:
· Intervention 3:
· Goal 3:

· Intervention 1:
· Intervention 2:
· Intervention 3:

Calculations (show your work)

Cefuroxime: 30mg/kg PO BID for 10 days not to exceed 1,000mg daily.
Supplied as an oral suspension 125mg/5ml or 250mg/5ml (provide calculation for both).

Calculations:

Exact Dosage in mg per dose:

Exact Dosage in ml per dose:

Acetaminophen: 15 mg/kg PO Q4 hours PRN fever or pain.
Supplied as 160 mg/5 mL.

Calculations:

Exact Dosage in mg per dose:

Exact Dosage in ml per dose:

Ibuprofen 10 mg/kg PO Q6 hours PRN fever and pain for up to 3 days.
Supplied as 100 mg/ 5 mL.

Calculations:

Exact Dosage in mg per dose:

Exact Dosage in ml per dose:

Discuss the importance of administering the exact dosage (150 – 200 words, use full sentences)

References

Author’s Last Name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year). Title of article. Journal Title, Volume Number(Issue number), Page numbers.




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