Now in its second edition, Advanced Pediatric Assessment is an in-depth, current guide to pediatric-focused assessment, addressing the unique anatomic and physiological differences among infants, children, and adults as they bear upon pediatric assessment. Along with the companion study guide, APN, PNP, and FNP students will be completely prepared for exam and study in a variety of settings. Case studies, certification-style review questions, and anatomic labeling exercises enhance and reinforce specialized learning experiences. Study guide chapters align with corresponding textbook chapters to facilitate exam success and mastery of skills required to expertly conduct the pediatric history and physical examination.
Case studies reflecting real-life practice scenarios and certification-style review questions help students to excel on the exam not only through mastery of the content but also by creating familiarity with the test blueprint. Exercises feature numbered anatomical sketches upon which students label anatomy parts. These exercises help APNs foster the critical thinking and in-depth knowledge they will need for their expanded scope of practice as PNPs. Chapters follow a standardized format that includes overview, learning objectives, essential terminology, and critical thinking exercises in two formats√≥short answer and case study. The study guide also presents certification-exam style multiple-choice questions and answers, and blank sample documentation to show examples of subjective and objective findings that are necessary to record.
- Focuses exclusively on the health history and assessment of infants, children, and adolescents
- Provides the comprehensive and in-depth information needed by APN students and new practitioners to assess children safely and accurately
- Reinforces critical thinking information required for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam
- Mimics the Exam format with case studies and certification-style review questions
- Addresses cultural competency including specific information about the assessment of immigrant and refugee children
- Provides basis for class discussion with case studies